October 9, 2009

Offbeat

Bhutan’s stamp of approval

Akhila Ranganna

Buddhism, monasteries and trekking are what you’d associate with Bhutan. And now cricket - Bhutan Post, to commemorate a century of the monarchy, has released four stamps based on cricket. While three feature local players and coaches, one of the stamps has a picture of Roger Binny, the former India cricketer, in situ at his place of work. Binny spent four years in Bhutan from 2004-2008 as the Development Officer of the Asian Cricket Council and was flabbergasted to see his work being committed to perpetuity. “I never knew about something like that,” Binny - now Bengal coach - told Hindustan Times. “It’s a great honour. I cherished the four years I had been there.” The country’s famous Gross National Happiness has just gone up a bit more.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo

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