1983 World Cup party to kick-off on Sunday

Updated: 25 June 2008 17:57 IST

The Silver Jubilee celebrations of the historic 1983 World Cup win will kick-off with the re-union of the champion team members for a series of programmes.

New Delhi:

The Silver Jubilee celebrations of the historic 1983 World Cup win will kick-off on Sunday with the re-union of the champion team members for a series of programmes, including a grand felicitation by the Cricket Board.

The celebrations will unfold in the afternoon with Vijay Mallya-owned United Beverage and Gitanjali Jewellers organising an event where the team members will unveil a bejewelled bat to mark Indian cricket's most memorable achievement.

The former cricketers will also play a round of golf in the afternoon at the Jaypee Golf course in Greater Noida.

The Cricket Board will felicitate the heroes of the nation, who had grounded the mighty West Indies to clinch the coveted Cup at Lord's on June 25 in 1983, later in the evening at a star-studded ceremony in a swanky city hotel.

The players will be felicitated with Rs 25 lakh each in the presence of a host of dignitaries, including Sports Minister M S Gill.

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar had also been invited to grace the felicitation function but the legendary playback singer would not be able to make it owing to health reasons.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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