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Hyderabad Cricket Association to revive old custom for India-Bangladesh Test

Hyderabad Cricket Association brings out a reminder to commemorate the ancient event of India, Bangladesh playing 1st Test in India.

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Virat Kohli-led India will take on Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) would come to an old tradition and bring out a souvenir to honor the historical occasion of India and Bangladesh playing the first ever Test in India.

The publication of the memento is a revival of an old tradition publication of a souvenir whenever an international match was allocated to HCA.

“The current Executive Committee of the Hyderabad Cricket Association decided to resuscitate its old tradition and in association with the Troupers Cricket Association of Hyderabad, is bringing out a Remembrance/Brochure to commemorate this historic event when the first ever Test Match between India and Bangladesh in India would be organized by the Hyderabad Cricket Association,” the HCA alleged in a release.

The training of publishing a souvenir originated when the first Commonwealth Cricket Team visited India and HCA organized a game.

“Ever since the Main Commonwealth Cricket Team visited India and for the first while that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) organized the match against the visiting team, the cup tie being played at the Secunderabad Gymkhana Grounds, it had been a drill to publish a Souvenir/Flier to commemorate the event,” the publication said.

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The practice was continued till the early nineties.

“This was followed till the early nineties – that when an International Team come to India, the BCCI would assign a match to Hyderabad and the Hyderabad Cricket Association would bring out a Remembrance to mark the event,” it said.

The custom had been dropped for the past couple of decades though Hyderabad hosted some international matches.


The proposed Brochure, gathered, designed and formed by the former HCA Secretary and Director of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian Team, P.R. Man Singh, would have articles printed by legendary cricketers like Abbas Ali Baig, Mohinder Amarnath, S. Venkataraghavan, Saad Bin Jung VVS Laxman, Syed Kirmani, and other well-known writers – Harsha Bhogle, R Mohan, and Suresh Menon.

The brochure would also have comics and the statistics of the games played among the two neighboring countries, the release added.



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