World T20: All finalists to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for Kolkata flyover tragedy victims

Kolkata: All the four teams in the men's and women's ICC World Twenty 20 finals on Sunday are expected to wear black armbands as a mark of respect to the families of the victims of the horrifying flyover tragedy that took away lives of 24 people.

"We have requested the teams to wear black arm-bands," former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly told reporters on Friday.

An aerial view of the site where an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Thursday. PTI

An aerial view of the site where an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Thursday. PTI

Till now 24 people have been killed and several others critically injured after an under construction flyover collapse in North Kolkata near Ganesh Talkies.

With the final having awarded to the Eden during the tenure of Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president, the CAB in a novel gesture will show a five-minute documentary on the administrator who passed away last year.

There will also be a cultural programme with tabla performance by Bickram Ghosh, dancer Tanushree Shankar and sitar performance by the duo of Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan.

West Indies will be eyeing a double with the women's team taking on Australia while the men will face English challenge in the evening.

 


Updated Date: Apr 02, 2016 08:53 AM

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