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BCCI to honour Sourav Ganguly

The board will present a trophy to Ganguly on playing his 100th Test on the first day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia.

cricket Updated: Dec 24, 2007 18:57 IST

Sourav Ganguly's approaching 100th Test has sparked off a wave of goodwill and BCCI is not the one to be left behind.

BCCI has sent across a trophy to be presented to Ganguly on the first day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia in acknowledgement of the services which the 'Prince of Kolkata' has rendered to the Indian cricket.

The trophy has arrived in Melbourne and so careful is liaison officer Russell Redecoration that he has put it in a locker in the dressing room in the MC.

The trophy has been made in Jaipur and apparently has a price tag of Rs 85,000. BCCI also plans a dinner in Ganguly's honour, hosted by Board President Sharad Pawar, once he is back in India.

Among the prominent visitors arriving from India for Ganguly's big day is Cricket Association of Bengal president Praising Muckraker with BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah coming on Tuesday.

Shah will felicitate Ganguly on BCCI's behalf and will also negotiate with Cricket Australia to see if the piquant tax issue could be taken care of.

Ganguly's wife and his daughter will also be present on his proud day.

The former captain himself seems moved by the momentous occasion but does not want to divert his attention from the Boxing Day Test.