England v India, 1st Test, Lord's July 20, 2011

Special caps, players' parade to commemorate 100th Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

The ECB and the BCCI will celebrate the 100th Test between England and India by exchanging mementos and presenting a special commemorative cap to former players on both sides, the English board has said.

The 100th Test between the countries coincides with the first npower Test at Lord's that starts tomorrow. ECB chairman Giles Clarke, BCCI president Shashank Manohar , BCCI honorary secretary N Srinivasan and ECB chief executive David Collier will present each other with mementos at the toss. Then on Sunday, a special on-field ceremony will take place during the lunch interval, at which former England and India captains and players will be given a specially made commemorative cap.

The presentation will be followed by a parade of past players, including former captains of both countries like Ian Botham, Bob Willis, Nasser Hussain, Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly, according to a statement from the ECB.

"We are very keen to make the 100th Test Match a great occasion for everyone and give spectators an opportunity to pay tribute to those players whose performances have graced previous contests between the two countries," Collier said in the statement. "We are grateful to BCCI and the MCC for their co-operation in staging this series of presentations. It is fitting that this match will feature the Test sides ranked first and third in the world and we look forward to an exciting npower Test series."

Srinivasan called it a "momentous occasion" and saluted all the players and administrators who have featured in series between the two countries.

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  • Dummy4 on July 22, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    plz tell me the record between this two team

  • Saeed on July 22, 2011, 3:11 GMT

    Without Tiger Pataudi "Story of India and England cricket" will be incompelte

  • Pavan on July 21, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    i saw the indian players wearing sweaters .. what is the temp like at this time of the year in UK? just in case Sourav decides to take off his shirt in middle of the parade ;)

  • sushant on July 21, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Yes, PATAUDI should be there, he is the GREATEST INDIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN and one who always stood among all the adversity. Ray Robinson has called him the natural rescuer of the team in trouble which he did on numerous ocassion. LONG LIVE TIGER.

  • Dummy4 on July 21, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    Indian Cricket bosses must'nt forget contribution of Tiger Pataudi who imbibed self esteem,prestige and courage among fellow Indian cricketers while playing against England and Australia. He himself was a great fielder and batsman of highest calibre.His 148 at Headingley way back in 1967 was gem of an innings and his consecutive 5 innings of 70+ against the likes of Garth Mckenzie and Dave Renneberg down under in 67-68, can never be forgotten.More often than not he went to the crease with India batting tottering at something like 25/5 or thereabout.

  • Anver on July 21, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    In this historic 100th Test...... lots in store.......possibility of 100th international ton for one n only Sachin......100 each for veterans Dravid & VVS.......100 each for in form Cook & Trott & etc etc......

  • Dummy4 on July 21, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    You cannot make the event a successful one without Indian former world cup winning captain, the gr8 allrounder Mr. KAPIL DEV.....we the Indian fans would never accept avoiding him coz of your internal politics

  • BALASUBRAMANIAN on July 21, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    good tat sourav is being honoured:)

  • shankar on July 21, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    i wana to see michael vaughan, mike artherton, alec stewart on this 2000 test match occassion at lords........

  • shankar on July 21, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    go to see all legends from england and india on the eve of 100th test before toss... any how india will win the toss and should bat 1st.....

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