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BCCI set to felicitate 'Fab Five' of Indian cricket at IPL's opening ceremony

Legendary Indian Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman And Virender Sehwag Will Be Felicitated During IPL's Ceremony In Hyderabad.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Mar 2017, 10:18:24 PM
Legendary Indian players to be felicitated in IPL opening ceremony (Getty images)

New Delhi:

The IPL Governing Council decided to felicitate five legends of Indian cricket -- Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag, during its opening ceremony.     

"The decision was taken at the GC meeting today that five legends of Indian cricket -- Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag will be felicitated during the opening ceremony in Hyderabad on April 5," IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters after the completion of IPL GC meet. 

Out of the five, four are former India captains. However, it was not known why former captain and current national coach Anil Kumble, an equal contributor along with these five during Indian cricket's golden phase, has not been included in the felicitation list.     

Meanwhile on Diana Edulji's request, former Indian women cricketers, will receive cheques at their local IPL venue during the matches. 

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First Published : 30 Mar 2017, 10:03:00 PM

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