WC 2003 - ~~Left-handed~~ delights to grace final ceremony

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Johannesburg: Two of cricket's brightest stars -- Sir Garfield Sobers and Graeme Pollock will descend down on the Wanderers Stadium on March 23, the World Cup final, to give away the top individual awards at a grand presentation ceremony.Sobers will present the man-of-the-tournament award a gold trophy worth Rand 500,000 - and Graeme Pollock will hand over a special gold watch to the man-of-the-match, according to a media release by the organisers here on Saturday.Ali Bacher, executive director of CWC 2003, said, "There is no question that Gary and Graeme are the two greatest left-hand batsmen the game has seen. There is also no debate that Gary Sobers is the greatest all-rounder of alltime.""It will be an honour therefore to have two truly greats of the game on the podium after the final."The man-of-the-tournament is decided according to a points system that has run from the first match of World Cup.Each man-of-the-match receives 3 points and two players in closest contention in each match earn 2 and 1 point respectively. The man-of-the-tournament is the player with the highest aggregate of points. At this stage, the top three on the list are India's Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly, and Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas. PTI


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