Sir Gary Sobers arrives in Sri Lanka to attend second test with the Caribbean

Sir Gary Sobers arrives in Sri Lanka to attend second test with the Caribbean

Sir Gary Sobers arrives in Sri Lanka to attend second test with the Caribbean

Written by Staff Writer

20 Oct, 2015 | 6:19 pm

The world’s greatest all-rounder the game has ever produced “Sir Garfield Sobers” arrived in the island on 20 October on the invitation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Sir Garry will be a guest of Sri Lanka Cricket during his one week stay in the country and will be a guest of honor at the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies to be played at the P Sara Oval from 22-26 October.

The ongoing series is played for a trophy named after Sir Garry and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. These two cricketers were the rival captains when Sri Lanka played West Indies in an unofficial test match at the P Sara Oval in 1967.

Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny, stated that initially there were doubts as to whether Sir Gary Sobers would attend but had confirmed later that he will be arriving.

He added that the Sir Garry will attend the 2nd Test match  against the Caribbean and will be present at the time of the toss along with Michael Tissera. Thereafter he will also be hosted to a special dinner.

Sobers, a former captain scored 8032 runs (avg. 57.78), took 236 wickets (avg. 34.08) and held 109 catches in the 93 Tests he played for.

Image source: SLC

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