Even as Kolkata and it’s very own Eden Gardens gets ready to host India’s favourite son, Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th Test, the authorities have come under a scanner.
Even as Kolkata and it’s very own Eden Gardens gets ready to host India’s favourite, Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th Test, the authorities have come under a scanner. With it’s over the top celebrations for the Little Master going overboard (which has irked Tendulkar himself) it now seems they have spelt the 40-year old’s name wrongly.
It took Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to point out an error in Sachin’s spelling on a banner above the scoreboard during the team’s practice session. Immediately, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials swung in to action to erase a major cause of embarrassment – an unwelcome ‘e’ at the end of Sachin. He said, “Pehle ye batao Sachin ki naam ki spelling galat kisne likhi? (Tell me who misspelt Sachin’s name?).”
Retorting to Dhoni’s statement, CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey said: “It is not the skipper’s job to see to this. The error is the responsibility of the agency that was handling the banners. We have issued a showcause notice to the agency. And the banner will be changed.”
With all eyes on the Test, CAB will have a tough time steering clear of controversies that could tarnish its image. The two-Test series against the West Indies will bring down the curtains on Tendulkar’s illustrious 24-year-long career. The cricketer will be playing his 199th Test here while his 200th and last match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai (Nov 14-18).
With IANS inputs