Pawar to attend Gavaskar's bash

Updated: 22 June 2008 17:39 IST

The BCCI president Sharad Pawar is expected to attend the gala dinner to be hosted by Sunil Gavaskar at Lord's, London, on June 25.

Pawar to attend Gavaskar's bash

Mumbai:

The BCCI president Sharad Pawar is expected to attend the gala dinner to be hosted by Sunil Gavaskar at Lord's, London, on June 25 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year of one of India's greatest ever feats in world sports, the World Cup triumph by 'Kapil's Devils' in 1983.

"I have got an invitation but am not attending it. Mr Pawar (among others) will be attending it," said BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah on Wednesday.

The gala dinner, which has been organised by former captain and 1983 team member Gavaskar, is scheduled three days after the felicitation function by BCCI to honour Kapil Dev and his teammates at New Delhi.

"They (members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad) will be given cheques worth Rs 25 lakh each," Shah said about the BCCI's function on June 22.

The felicitation, scheduled in the evening and for which all former India Test captains have been invited along with all past office bearers of the Board, will be preceded by the meeting of the Working Committee of the BCCI in the morning.

"Routine matters like reports of various sub-committees will be taken up for ratification. No, IPL is not on the agenda," Shah said.

Shah also professed ignorance over the reported statement by Pawar on Tuesday at Mundra in Gujarat, carried by a daily, that the BCCI will not stop any players connected with the rebel Indian Cricket League from being included in English county teams which qualify for the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 event in September.

"I don't know anything about this," he said.

Topics : Cricket Kapil Dev Sunil Gavaskar
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