Mumbai: As Hyderabad gears up to see India face-off against the West Indies in T20 match on Friday; Mohammad Azharuddin is all set to be felicitated for his contribution to Indian and Hyderabad cricket. As per reports, the North Stand of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is to be named after the former Indian skipper and present Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president.
The stand, situated above the VVS Laxman pavilion, will most likely be inaugurated by legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar before today’s match which will start at 7 PM.
Speaking to IANS, an HCA official said, “We will start the day by inaugurating the Mohammad Azharuddin stand which is now basically the North Stand. This will be the one above the VVS Laxman players pavilion. Gavaskar could be the one who will be inaugurating the new stand in the name of one of India’s most successful captains.”
He also said that there will be a small felicitation ceremony before the game. He added, “We will have a small ceremony before the game wherein along with the inauguration of the new stand, we will also felicitate players from Hyderabad who have donned the national cap and brought laurels to the country.”