CAB to felicitate Dhoni; Dalmiya lecture put off

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will felicitate M.S. Dhoni, who recently relinquished India’s captaincy in the limited-overs format, during the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens on January 22.

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India’s most successful skipper Dhoni was seen as a captain one last time when he led India 'A' against England in a warm-up game in Mumbai on Tuesday.   -  Reuters

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will felicitate M.S. Dhoni, who recently relinquished India’s captaincy in the limited-overs format, during the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens on January 22.

The CAB, however, has put off its plans to organise the Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture with the Board going through a turbulent times because of the Lodha Committee reforms.

“Dhoni will be felicitated in a fitting manner and we are planning to have it done by celebrated former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar. However we are yet to finalise the details,” according to a CAB official.

India’s most successful skipper Dhoni was seen as a captain one last time when he >led India 'A' to 304 for 5 with his vintage knock of 68 not out from 40 balls in a warm-up game against the touring England, who will play three ODIs and three T20Is in the upcoming series.

The Eden ODI being the last in the series, there will also be elaborate fireworks after the match, he said.