Stumps of India's first-ever Test for BCCI museum

Updated: 09 December 2007 12:56 IST

Stumps used in India's first-ever Test match in 1932 will adorn the Indian cricket board's museum when it comes up in Mumbai.

Stumps of India's first-ever Test for BCCI museum

Bangalore:

Stumps used in India's first-ever Test match in 1932 will adorn the Indian cricket board's museum when it comes up in Mumbai, son of fast bowler Mohammed Nissar, who bowled the first ball for India in Test cricket in 1932, said in Bangalore on Saturday.

"I have the stumps and will present the stumps when the museum is set-up," Waqar Nissar told IANS here.

The Lahore-based Waqar, here for the third and final India-Pakistan Test that started Saturday, said the stumps are with his family and he would present them to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the museum, which will come up at the board's headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium.

The BCCI has set aside a budget of Rs.10 million for the museum.

Nissar had collected the stumps after India's 158-run defeat and his family kept them safely.

His family has also maintained Nissar's priceless scrapbook.

"We are here at the Indian cricket board's invitation," Waqar said while watching the match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

"I have come with my wife, daughter and son-in-law who are based in the US. We are enjoying the action," he added.

Nissar, who was born in Hoshiarpur in Punjab, not only bowled the first ball for India in its first Test against England at Lord's, London, but also took the first wicket too, that of Herbert Sutcliffe.

He also took India's first ever five-wicket Test haul in the same match. He finished the innings with 26-3-93-5.


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