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Flyover tragedy: WT20 finalist teams to wear black armbands

April 01, 2016 20:25 IST

IMAGE: Rescue workers and locals help out at the site of the collapsed flyover in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhari/ Reuters.

All the four teams in the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20 finals Sunday are expected to wear black armbands as a mark of respect to the families of the victims of the horrifying flyover tragedy that took away lives of 24 people.

"We have requested the teams to wear black arm-bands,” former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly told reporters.

Till now 24 people have been killed and several others critically injured after an under construction flyover collapse in North Kolkata near Ganesh Talkies.

With the final having awarded to the Eden during the tenure of Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president, the CAB in a novel gesture will show a five-minute documentary on the administrator who passed away last year.

There will also be a cultural programme with tabla performance by Bickram Ghosh, dancer Tanushree Shankar and sitar performance by the duo of Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan.

West Indies will be eyeing a double with the women's team taking on Australia while the men will face English challenge in the evening.

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