BCCI to felicitate Indian Cricket’s ‘Fab Five’ at IPL opening ceremony

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, V. V. S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag will be felicitated during the opening ceremony of IPL 10.

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The Indian Premier League governing council on Thursday decided to felicitate five legends — Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, V. V. S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag — during the opening ceremony of league's 10th edition.

“The decision was taken at the GC (governing council) meeting on Thursday that five legends of Indian cricket — Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, V. V. S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag will be felicitated during the opening ceremony in Hyderabad on April 5,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters after the IPL GC meet.

However it was not known why former captain and national coach Anil Kumble, another key player in Indian cricket’s golden phase, has not been included in the felicitation list.

Meanwhile on Diana Edulji’s request, the former India women’s cricketers, who will be getting one-time ex-gratia payment, will be handed over their cheques during the matches.