Sachin Tendulkar to sign certificates for blood donors at CAB

Dedicated to the memory of Sir Frank Worrell, the blood donation camp is being organised for the 38th year in succession.

Sachin Tendulkar will sign badges and certificates of honour for blood donors.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Sachin Tendulkar will sign certificates for blood donors at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s 90th Foundation Day here on February 3. Dedicated to the memory of Sir Frank Worrell, the blood donation camp is being organised for the 38th year in succession; the donors will be handed over badges and certificates of honour signed by the Indian maestro.

Seven blood banks with a collection capacity of 1200 units will collect blood from 9am to 6pm, CAB joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said on Wednesday. Indian stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and V. V. S. Laxman had signed the certificates in the last three years.

Star attraction at Kolkata Full Marathon

Sachin Tendulkar will be the star attraction at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon on Sunday.

Over 8,000 participants will take part in the second edition of the event with Sachin gracing the occasion and motivating them at start and finish points, according to a press statement.

Like last year, the Red Road will serve as both the start and finish point for the marathon.

The route will cover iconic tourist attractions like the Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata High Court and St. Paul’s Cathedral, among others.                                            - IANS

The CAB will also hold an exhibition match between CAB President’s XI and Chairman Board of Trustees XI as part of its Foundation Day programme.

Since 1981, the CAB has been observing its foundation day of February 3, organising blood donation camp dedicated to Worrell in remembrance of an incident at the Barbados Test, 1962. India’s the then captain Nari Contractor was hit by a bouncer from Charlie Griffith; Worrell, the rival captain, came forward to donate blood for him. Inspired by Worrell, a number of Indian and West Indian cricketers did the same.

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