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Eden mark Silver jubilee of Indo-Pak ODI matches

Former India skippers Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev wave to the fans at Eden Gardens on Thursday; Euphoria reached its peak at Eden Gardens as cricket crazy fans went down the memory lane when a number of former players from India and Pakistan were felicitated to mark the 25 years of Indo-Pak ODI matches. The group of around 19 former cricketers including Wasim Akram, Intikhab Alam, Rameez Raja, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble, went around the stadium in open-air jeeps waving at fans during the 45-minute innings break of second ODI between the two neighbouring countries. Planned by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the felicitation was done by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee who gave Rs one lakh each to the cricketers. Former Pakistani players like Wasim Akram, Intikhab Alam, Sadiq Mohammad, Imtiaz Ahmed, Mushtaq Mohammad, Rameez Raja were taken around the field on a golf cart. They were accompanied by former India cricketers like Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, K Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly
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