Ganguly to be gifted with gold bat

Published: Friday, January 16, 2009, 15:33 [IST]
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Ganguly to be presented with golden bat

Kolkata: A one-kilogram gold bat will be gifted to former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly at a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) felicitation programme Sunday."It will be a totally cricket-centric function. So, there will be no cultural programmes," CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters here.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be the guest-of-honour in the function. Panel discussions by his captains and a 15-minute audio-visual programme on Ganguly"s colourful cricketing career would be other highlights of the event.

The gold bat has Ganguly"s cricketing records embossed on it. Office bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), affiliate units of CAB, its trustee board members and presidents and secretaries of Eastern Zonal units will be present.

Ganguly"s family members have also been invited.

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