Dravid, Kumble, join torch bearers~~ list

Published: Thursday, May 20, 2004, 19:45 [IST]
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Mumbai:Indian vice-captain Rahul Dravid, ace leg-spinner Anil Kumble, cricket legend Kapil Dev and Sydney Olympics bronze medal winning weightlifter Karnam Malleswari are among the stalwarts who will be involved in theAthens Olympic Games torch relay in New Delhi on June 10.

Also taking part in the torch relay will be Athens medal hopeful shooter Anjali Bhagwat, exciting young pace bowler Irfan Pathan, tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and national football captain Bhaichung Bhutia, according to a release from the sponsors of the first-ever global torch relay, SamsungIndia.

The relay is being held jointly in partnership with the Delhi Government and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Olympic flame, lit in Olympia, Greece in March, will travel to Delhi from Beijing and would leave for Cairo the same night, the release said.

The relay would commence from the Qutub Minar and terminate at the National Stadium in the capital, it added.

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