The Calcutta Cricket & Football Club (CC & FC) celebrated 225 years of its existence and marked its anniversary by felicitating a host of sports personalities and past presidents who have donned Indian colors to represent India at various sporting events.
The Club will be holding a series of events throughout the year. It already conducted cricket match against the Bengal Ranji Trophy team on 21st Feb. On the occasion of its 225th year, the club felicitated the former and present internationals who have donned Indian colors along with the Past Presidents. Among the noted names who were felicitated were Keshav Datt, Gurbux Singh and Anand Mandapaka from Hockey, Chuni Goswami, Shyam Thapa, Sunil Bhattacharya, Pradip Chowdhury, Santo Jyoti Mitra, SubhasBhowmick, Pronab Ganguly from Football, Prakash Bhandari, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Doshi, Arun Lal, Saradindu Mukherjee, Subrata Banerjee, Saurav Ganguly and Devang Gandhi from Cricket, Enrico Piperno from Tennis, Bharati Dey, Hemant Kumar Jalan and Ashish Malhotra from Bridge, Sourojit Ghosh, Suraj Prasad and Maurice Martin from Rugby.
Football matches to mark 225th year will be played against East Bengal, the India under 17 team and the Army team for the J Thomas Cup. An Inter Club Hockey tournament and The All India and South Asia 2017 Rugby Tournament will be held by the Club in September. The Club will witness a Tennis Tournament in November where past and present international players are likely to participate.
A Cycle Polo tournament with the best teams from all over India is planned towards the end of April 2017.
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