Arun Lal

Do you know for what noble cause a group of sports stars would be visiting Kolkata?

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Internet Desk: A group of stars will be present in the City of Joy to help raising funds for the underprivileged children fighting cancer which includes the Indian team skipper Virat Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar on November 18.

Other sports legends or stars who will also be present for the noble cause are Bishan Singh Bedi, Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Leander Paes and Krishnamachari Srikanth.

Titled 'Legends for Hope', the programme will be hosted by the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) and the proceeds of which will go for the treatment of the underprivileged children battling cancer at the Tata Medical Center here.

Also gracing the occasion will be yesteryears' former cricketers CD Gopinath and Madhav Apte, who played for India in the 1950s as the programme will mark CC & FC's 225 glorious years of cricket.

As part of their support, the cricketers will also share personal stories and anecdotes that changed their lives and encourage the audience to come forward and donate.

Talking about this unique celebration at CC&FC, former Indian cricketer Arun Lal, who is also the president of CC & FC said: "It's a matter of pride for us as we cherish the 225 years of our club's glorious past.

"Being a cancer survivor myself, I cannot thank Tata Medical Center enough for all the efforts they make towards providing care and treatment for cancer patients. At a personal level, it is a privilege for me to be a part of this awareness drive."
'Legends for Hope' will also witness a musical extravaganza with performances from the Shillong Choir and Humsufi band.

Music maestro Shantanu Moitra, known for his perfect amalgamation of classic and folk music, will present an exclusive musical score for the Tata Medical Center.

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