28-10-2017 03:30 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Cricketers to raise funds for underprivileged children fighting cancer
The Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) is hosting an event titled 'Legends for Hope' which will be attended by a galaxy of sports stars including current India captain Virat Kohli and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
The function will be held on November 18th and the sports stars will help raise funds for the underprivileged children battling cancer at the Tata Medical Center in Kolkata. Other stars include Bishan Singh Bedi, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Leander Paes and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
Former cricketers CD Gopinath and Madhav Apte, who played for India in the 1950s will also grace the occasion which marks CC & FC's 225 glorious years of cricket. The cricketers will express their support by sharing personal stories and anecdotes that changed their lives and encourage the audience to come forward and donate.
Former Indian cricketer Arun Lal, who is also the president of CC & FC said that it is a matter of pride to cherish the 225 years of the club's glorious past. "Being a cancer survivor myself, I cannot thank Tata Medical Center enough for all the efforts they make towards providing care and treatment for cancer patients. At a personal level, it is a privilege for me to be a part of this awareness drive," said Arun Lal.