Actress Sharmila Tagore has written a letter to the BCCI President N Srinivasan expressing her displeasure over the Cricket Board's reluctance to officially name the upcoming India-England series after her late husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) had commissioned the Pataudi Trophy way back in 2007 in honour of the former Indian cricketer, to be presented to the winning captain at the end of future England-India Test series.
It was conceived to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first-ever India-England Test series that took place in 1932, but the BCCI has still not given its official stamp of approval to the naming of the trophy.
Sharmila, in her email sent to Srinivasan on November 2, had also written on the delay in formalising a Pataudi Memorial Lecture in the late cricketer's honour and its reluctance in resolving a few legal issues involving her late husband, a former Indian captain.
"Prof (Ratnakar) Shetty has written to me and I had written back to Mr Srinivasan asking him whether the family has any role to play, whether we can suggest a speaker. To which he had replied that the family will not have any role to play but it will happen every year...it is at the time when BCCI honours every player.