Kolkata:Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has planned to present Sourav Ganguly with a golden bat when the former India captain is felicitated at the Eden Gardens on January 18.
To make it a grand occasion, CAB has also put aside its bitterness with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials by inviting all of them to the function.
CAB Joint-Secretary Arun Mitra said, "the one-hour function beginning at 6 pm would be an appreciation for Sourav's contribution to Indian and Bengal cricket for over a decade-and-half along with his glittering international career."
"A docufeature on India's former captain would also be screened on Eden's giant screen to make it a memorable event. He will also deliver a speech for the occasion," he said.
All the former and present Ranji cricketers from Bengal and BCCI officials have been invited, Mitra said.
Asked whether acting BCCI president Shashank Manohar has been invited, Mitra said, "He is the President, so of course, the invitation will be sent to him. We have also invited all the past and present U-16, U-19 and U-22 Bengal players. Women cricketers and former CAB office bearers will also be invited."
The CAB had earlier planned to felicitate Ganguly on December 7 but the date was changed to December 14. With the player remaining busy, the felicitation had to be rescheduled again.