Sourav Ganguly To Visit Balurghat On Saturday


Kolkata: The countdown of hours has begun in Balurghat to welcome the Indian cricket icon and Bengal’s heart-throb, Sourav Ganguly, on Saturday.

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The former Indian cricket skipper will be arriving in Balurghat to inaugurate his own statue at 11am in the Balurghat Stadium’s Vikas Ground.

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The District Sports Association will be conducting the programme tomorrow. As a tribute to Ganguly, an 8-ft tall fibre full length statue has been made by a Susanta Paul, a reputed artisan from Siliguri. According to a source, the statue has reached Balurghat and cost around Rs 7 lakhs.

Balurghat has been fully decorated with Dada’s banners and hoardings on the route that his convoy will be taking to give him a warm welcome.

District police superintendent Prasun Banerjee has stated that tight security arrangements have been made to ensure that the event goes seamlessly.