CAB to felicitate Indo-Pak cricket legends
CAB to felicitate Indo-Pak cricket legends

Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday confirmed that they are planning to felicitate eight legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan ahead of the two sides locking horns in a World Twenty20 group encounter here on March 19.

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Intikhab Alam would be handed over mementoes prior to the start of the high-voltage game that is expected to draw huge crowds at the iconic Eden Gardens.

“We plan to felicitate four legends each from India and Pakistan. We will be giving them mementoes at around 6 in the evening just before the start of the game. We have requested them to be here and are presently awaiting confirmation from them,” a senior CAB official told IANS.

The tickets for the much-awaited clash are in hot demand, and Eden is expected to be filled to capacity for the clash.

Speaking about the premier clash between the two neighbours, the official said: “We are likely to distribute the tickets from March 15 or 16. It all depends on the CAB President (Sourav Ganguly) as to how he distributes them. But it will be a full house no doubt.”

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