CAB to felicitate Sachin for 100th ton

May 10, 2012, 08:02 IST | Agni Pandey

The Eden Gardens is gearing up for a golden reception for batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who recently became the first player in the history of the game to score hundred international centuries.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) along with the West Bengal government have planned a felicitation function for Tendulkar on May 12, before the start of the IPL-V match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.

Tendulkar will be presented 100 gold coins besides a golden bat and ball at the function. He will also be showered with flowers from a helicopter. “We are doing this now because this is the first time Sachin will be visiting Kolkata after scoring his 100th ton (in Dhaka on March 17).

We had planned to felicitate him during the India-West Indies Test here in November, but unfortunately he did not get his 100th ton then. Sachin has given his consent for the function,” said CAB joint secretary Biswarup Dey.

CAB will also put up 100 hoardings across the city to welcome Tendulkar. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will also be present for the felicitation.

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