BCCI launches new initiative that lets fans pick India's 'Dream Team' to mark 500th Test

PTI, Sep, 19 2016

New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has launched a fan engagement initiative 'Dream Team' to mark the 500th Test of Team India.

The first Test match of the New Zealand tour of India to be played at Kanpur from 22 September onwards will be Team India's 500th Test match.

A screenshot of the dream Team poll on Indian Cricket Team's Facebook page.

A screenshot of the dream Team poll on Indian Cricket Team's Facebook page.

The initiative empowers cricket fans from all across the globe to vote for India's 'Dream Team' through a series of poll questions on Indian cricket team's Facebook Page   www.facebook.com/IndianCricketTeam.

Talking about the initiative, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said: "I have always believed that the heart of the game lies with its fans and what better way to celebrate the historic moment of 500th Test match by giving the fans a chance to vote for their 'Dream Team'. I am pleased that over 100,000 cricket fans have already voted to pick their top-order in the 'Dream Team' and I expect that number to grow manifolds in coming days."

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke added: "This is a great campaign for the Indian cricket fans to come together and pick their favourite players in their team. We are expecting our fans to give a healthy competition to the legends of the game in their Dream Team."

Published Date: Sep 19, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 19, 2016



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