India vs Australia: Gavaskar may miss trophy presentation ceremony

Sunil Gavaskar could miss the presentation ceremony of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he hasn't yet received an invite from Cricket Australia.

“I was sent a letter by Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive, James Sutherland in May asking about my availability to present the Border-Gavaskar trophy and I would have been happy to go. But he stepped down and there has been no further contact,” said Gavaskar.   -  Bhagya Prakash K.

Indian cricketing icon, Sunil Gavaskar could miss the presentation ceremony of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the end of the fourth and final Test against Australia.

Gavaskar has said that he has not received an invitation from Cricket Australia.

“I was sent a letter by Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive, James Sutherland in May asking about my availability to present the Border-Gavaskar trophy and I would have been happy to go. But he stepped down and there has been no further contact,” Gavaskar told India Today.

Cricket Australia has since undergone an overhaul in the aftermath of the ball-tampering controversy in March, with Sutherland being one of the employees to depart the scene.

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine with the Border-Gavaskar Test series trophy on the eve of the first Test match at Adelaide.   -  AFP

 

The visiting Indian side has an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series, and will retain the trophy it won at home last year.

India won the first Test in Adelaide before being humbled by the host in Perth. However, the Indian side fought back to claim the Boxing Day Test by 131 runs and take a 2-1 lead.

The Border-Gavaskar trophy was introduced in 1996.