LAHORE: Former Sri Lanka captain Bandula Warnapura and Pakistan’s legend Javed Miandad will be present at the Pindi Cricket Stadium when Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the Garrison City on Wednesday.
“In a show of gratitude, respect and appreciation for their services to cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Sri Lanka’s Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad of Pakistan as special guests for the historic Rawalpindi Test,” said a PCB press release.
Warnapura and Miandad were opposite captains in the first-ever Test between the two countries at Karachi’s National Stadium in March 1982. Pakistan had won that Test by 204 runs.
The two celebrated and respected cricketers will take part in the captains photo-shoot with the series trophy on December 10, while special presentations will be made to them during lunch interval on day one of the Test, added the statement.
Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2019