BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed his participation in the Charity Fundraising game, which will mark the 75e India Independence Day. The event is called the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” campaign. Earlier this month, the central government asked the BCCI to organize a game between India XI and Rest of the World XI on August 22.
Ganguly took to Instagram on Friday to share his training photos, in a bid to prepare for the charity match. Dada added that he would soon also begin batting practice.
Fans expressed their excitement after the announcement of the same development. At the time of writing, the photo has amassed over 42,000 likes and over 250 comments.
Earlier, BCCI sources estimated that many operational and logistical problems will be encountered in securing the services of major international players. This is due to the busy schedule, with The Hundred set to be played at the same time. Additionally, the inaugural edition of the 6ixty will take place the same week and the Caribbean Premier League will also kick off on August 30. Players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, who are unlikely to tour Zimbabwe, can be seen participating. in the tournament.
“We have received a proposal from the government to organize a cricket match between India XI and World XI on August 22. For the rest of the world team, we would need at least 13-14 international players and their availability is something we need. to be verified, a source had said in the second week of July.
Besides cricket, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav will include events such as the mentorship program for young authors, a digital photography competition and a quiz on 75 years of freedom in India.