“I earnestly request you to arrange for an additional final of the IPL on 28th May to be played either at the Wankhede stadium or DY Patil stadium after the final at Kolkata on May 26 gets over to raise funds. It will go a long way if a substantial amount is raised from the match for this worthy cause,” the former captain wrote.

Dilip Vengsarkar

The letter was addressed to BCCI president N Srinivasan with marked copies to Rajeev Shukla (IPL chairman), Sanjay Jagdale (secretary) and Anurag Thakur (joint secretary).