The Indian government has sent a proposal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to organise a game between the Indian team and the rest of the world on August 22 as part of celebrations to mark 75 years of independence, source said.
The government officials want the BCCI to make the top Indian players and global superstars available for the important contest.
BCCI is discussing the requirements as arranging international stars is a challenging job.
“We have recieved a proposal from the Indian government to organise a match between India XI and World XI on August 22. For the rest of the world, we would need 13-14 players and there availability is a tough task,” a source said.
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah are in England for the ICC meeting and they would speak to the officials of other nations to urge them to release their top players for one game. English domestic cricket season and the Caribbean Premier League would be underway in August.
Getting top Indian players won’t be a problem for the board.