On Wednesday, the second ODI in Kolkata will pit India against Sri Lanka. While the game was taking place, the CAB paid respect to the late, great Pele, a legend of Brazilian football.
The great late Brazilian player Pele, who passed away last month, will be honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). At the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday during the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka, footage of his creativity will be shown on enormous screens. Pele landed at the location on September 24, 1977, to play for the New York Cosmos Club against the legendary Mohun Bagan of India (now ATK Mohun Bagan).
Also invited to the ODI are the team members of the former Mohun Bagan who are still living. Kumar Sangakkara, a great former captain of Sri Lanka, will ring the bell to start the game.
A laser show has also been planned for the inning break, according to CAB joint secretary Debabrata Das. After Virat Kohli, a former Indian captain and top-order batter, scored a respectable hundred in the inaugural ODI on Tuesday in Guwahati, the lukewarm demand for tickets increased. The city’s mayor has already investigated Eden’s security measures.
The presence of other dignitaries, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has been requested. Test runs were performed on the big screen on Tuesday while preparations are being made to honour Pele for the India-Sri Lanka game.