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Galaxy of former skippers including Sachin to be seen at Green Park

Bedi, when asked about it , played it cool saying it was always the prerogative of the host to send the invitation and nobody should be complaining about that. Vishy, a polite persons as he is, said if captained India in two tests only and is not sure if he qualifies for invitation

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 21 Sep 2016 5:22 AM GMT

Galaxy of former skippers including Sachin to be seen at Green Park
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Kanpur: A galaxy of former Indian captains will be present to celebrate the historic occasion at Green Park stadium here when Indian cricket team will enter into its 500th test match which it plays against touring New Zealand from Thursday.

Sachin Tendulkar, K Srikkant, Dileep Vengasrakar, current Indian coach Anil Kumble and Azharuddin are among the former captains who will mark their presence on the occasion.

As a minor controversy, however, the BCCI has not extended invitation to two former skippers Bishan Singh Bedi and Gundappa Vishwanath. The reason behind this has not known because all the surviving captains during 84-year test cricket histroy of India have been invited to the event which will be organised on the sidelines of the match.

Also Read: The Green Park diary of records before Ind-NZ clash

Bedi, when asked about it , played it cool saying it was always the prerogative of the host to send the invitation and nobody should be complaining about that. Vishy, a polite persons as he is, said if captained India in two tests only and is not sure if he qualifies for invitation.

You may also read: Ishant Sharma ruled out of Kanpur Test, suffers chikungunya

Other highlights:

  • Media’s repeated calls to M V Sridhar – BCCI’s General Manager – remained unanswered.
  • Former cricketers who have confirmed their presence at the event include Sachin Tendulkar, Krish Srikkanth, Mohammad Azharuddin as well as Dilip Vengsagar.
  • Ravi Shastri and Anil Kumble are likely to be included in the commentary team.
  • Captain Virat Kohli and Coach Anil Kumble will also mark their presence.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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