Southpaws to take on elegant right-handers

Published: Friday, June 4, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Ahmedabad:Stylish southpaws, including skipper Sourav Ganguly would clash with right handers led by "The Wall" Rahul Dravid in Left-handed v/s Right-handed Limited Overs benefit match in Ahmedabad organised to raise funds for ailing daughter of former Ranji player from Vadodara Kedar Chauhan on June 5.

The benefit match, being organised by Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), would be a 40-over encounter under floodlights at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera.

Kaveri Chauhan, the 11-year old daughter of Kedar Chauhan, is suffering from hydrocephalus, a rare disorder marked by swollen head seen in one among ten lakh children and it requires an immediate surgery in Germany, costing about Rs 20 lakh, GCA president Narhari Amin said.

While Ganguly will be leading the team of southpaws, Dravid will lead the right-handers, which include explosive opener Virender Sehwag, Ajay Jadeja, V V S Laxman and others.

About batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, Amin said, "He is presently in London and expected to return on Friday. We will try and talk to him."

The benefit match is expected to raise nearly Rs 10 lakh through tickets sale, Amin said adding it would be telecast live on DD-Sports and would begin at 4.00 pm.

"All the necessary security arrangements have been made and reviewed by state Government's home department officials," he said adding, "Hemang Badani, Vinod Kambli and Yuvraj Singh are some of the left-handed batsmen to play in Ganguly XI".

Chauhan, serving with Gujarat State Fertilizers Corporation, has played 54 matches for Baroda scoring nearly 4000 runs. He also holds record for scoring fastest 2000 runs in just 25 matches.

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