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Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem before India-Pak T20 match

PTI
Published Mar 15, 2016, 8:25 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2016, 9:08 pm IST
Classical singer Shafaqat Amanat Ali is also slated to sing the Pakistani National Anthem.
India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match to be held at the Eden Gardens on March 19th, 2016.
 India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match to be held at the Eden Gardens on March 19th, 2016.

Kolkata: Bollywood superstar AmitabhBachchan will sing the National Anthem before the start of the marquee India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens March 19. Bachchan has confirmed the development by retweeting a post in his official Twitter handle.

Sources in the Cricket Association of Bengal today said this was an effort by its president Sourav Ganguly. "The president was involved and the plan was on for a long time," CAB sources said. While the Big B will sing the National Anthem in his signature baritone, Pakistan will also make their presence felt with classical singer Shafaqat Amanat Ali who is slated to sing the Pakistani National Anthem.

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