Govt bats for cricket tie on August 22 as part of I-Day celebrations

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New Delhi: The government has submitted a proposal to the Board of Trustees for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host a cricket match between India and the rest of the world on Aug. 22 as part of celebrations marking 75 years of India’s independence, sources said.

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The sources indicated that the Ministry of Culture, which sent the proposal, is in talks with BCCI officials to try to bring in top Indian players and popular cricketers from abroad to play the match as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav -campaign.

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