Cricket ground named after Gavaskar
Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in Louisville, Kentucky , making the facility the first outside India to be named after an Indian player.
The Sunil Gavaskar Field will serve as the home ground for the Louisville Cricket Club, which is part of the 42- team MidWest Cricket League.
The club, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, built a cricket pitch at the Hays Kennedy Park.
“I am delighted and privileged at the honor,” Gavaskar said in a statement.
“It’s a unique honor to have a cricket field named after me, especially in a country where cricket is not a premier sport.” The club along organized a dinner for Gavaskar, where Fischer presented him with a key to the city.
Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named stands after Gavaskar, this is the first time that an entire field bears his name.
The India-Australia Test series has also been named for him as well as Australia’s Allan Border and is known as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.