Engineer will get nostalgic today


Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent


During his lecture today, Farokh Engineer is all set to suggest few changes he would like to see in cricket.
The Indian cricket board has invited former stumper Farokh Engineer to deliver MAK Pataudi lecture in Bangalore today.
“Pataudi was my very close friend and I played under his captaincy. It would be great pleasure to revive my memories with him”, he said before boarding a Banglaore flight on Tuesday early morning.
“I will describe my days with late Pataudi and some ancedotes”, he said.
“I also want to suggest few changes the game of cricket should undergo”, he added.
Sharmila Tagore, the wife of late Pataudi is likely to remain present.
Several state cricket associations have decided to boycott the evening function because the invitation because the invitation was restricted to the qualified members. However, the CoA (Committee of Administrators) is not worried on that front.
“It is their decision if they want to remain absent”, one of the member said.
The BCCI will not persuade them on this issue, one of the member confirmed.
“Our invitation was sent once only and there was no rejoinder thereafter”, he added.
The member quashed the media speculations which suggested that a rejoinder in a lighter tone was sent to the state associations afterwards.