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.
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