New Delhi, 1st August: All future series between India and South Africa will be played under the title of ‘The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series’. The Test series between the respective countries will be played for the ‘Freedom Trophy’, which is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Gandhi and Mandela are two of the world’s most respected historical figures and played key roles in shaping the political landscape of their respective countries. BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya says that the struggle for freedom has been the common thread between our countries.
Secretary Anurag Thakur, said that the Test Series has been named as the ‘Freedom Trophy’. Freedom for which Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela sacrificed their lives and thereby allowed a nation to be born free from years of bondage and suppression.
CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat added that for the people of both our countries there is no greater duty than to uphold the ideals of both Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. As cricket loving people we must fight hard to win on the field of play but never forget to do battle in the spirit of these two great men.