BCCI invites all former Indian captains for historic 500th Test
MUMBAI: In what will be a historic occasion for Indian cricket, all former captains are set to be felicitated during the country’s 500th Test which is scheduled to be held against New Zealand at Kanpur from the 22nd of September.
Aside from the arrival of some of the iconic names to have represented the nation, a specially designed coin with the number 500 engraved on it will also go up during the toss to signify the moment.
Senior BCCI official and Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) chief Rajiv Shukla said, “The BCCI wants to felicitate all the former captains during the Test match.
Green Park is one of the first four Test venues in India along with Chepauk, Wankhede and Eden Gardens. It will be a fitting tribute to all those former captains who could be present on the occasion.”
India became the sixth Test playing country and took part in their inaugural Test in June 1932 against England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
In all, they have had 32 captains starting from CK Nayudu to the current one Virat Kohli and will join reaching the 500 mark.