The players of Team India paid tribute to Swara Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar by keeping silence before the start of the first ODI against West Indies. Players came on the field wearing a black band. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla had informed that the players of the team led by Rohit Sharma will come on the field wearing a black band. He said that to condole the death of Indian player Lata Mangeshkar, Narendra Modi will come to the stadium wearing a black band in the first ODI against West Indies. The national flag will remain at half-mast.
It is worth noting that the West Indies team led by Kieron Pollard has come to India to play three ODIs and three T20 matches. Due to Corona, all three matches of the ODI series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. At the same time, all three matches of the T20 series will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Before the start of the series, some other players of Team India including Shikhar Dhawan have been found infected with Corona.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Sunday condoled the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. She said that she took a keen interest in cricket and has contributed in her own way. He is no more with us and it is heartbreaking. This is irreparable loss.
Let us tell you that famous singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the age of 92. The megastar was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after suffering from corona and pneumonia. However, after recovering from Corona, the singer was put on ventilator support after her condition deteriorated on Saturday.
A two-day national mourning has been declared in the memory of Lata Mangeshkar. The national flag will also be flown at half-mast for two days as a mark of respect, and will be cremated with state honours.