Diego Maradona's charity game postponed for 2nd time due to Durga Puja immersion, Muharram

Kolkata: The much-hyped exhibition match which will feature football legend Diego Maradona and former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has now been postponed for a second time.

File picture of Diego Maradona. AFP

File picture of Diego Maradona. AFP

The 'Match for Unity' will now be held on 5 October instead of 2 October, organisers said in a media statement.

This was the second time the match has been postponed as it was originally slated to be held on 19 September.

"The match was shifted because of the huge bandobast needed for Muharram and Durga Puja immersion. Now the match will be a closed door affair, where entry is by invitation only," said Vivek Kumar Agarwal, founder of Dhulaiwala Group, the title sponsors of the event.

Maradona will now arrive at the city on 2 October and the match will be played at Barasat at Aditya Sports Academy under strict security.

"The lucky winners of the match tickets while buying Durga Darshan ticket will get an entry via invitation," Vivek said.

Durga Darshan is a pandal hopping event where people buy tickets to see the puja without long queues and hours of wait.

Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 19:05 PM | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 19:05 PM

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