Warnapura invited as a special guest for the 1st Test
2019-12-09 at 09:52
The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad as special guests for the historic Rawalpindi Test, in a show of gratitude, respect and appreciation for their services to cricket.
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 after scoring 396 and 301-4d. Sri Lanka scored 344 and 149.
The two celebrated and respected cricketers will take part in the captains’ photo-shoot with the series trophy tomorrow, while special presentations will be made to them during lunch interval on day one of the Test.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “I am most grateful to the two distinguished cricketers for accepting our invitation to attend the historic occasion despite their busy schedules. This means a lot to Pakistan and its cricket followers across the globe.”
Earlier today, the national team left for Pakistan to play a two-match series.