The Star – Malaysia – THE spirit and legacy of Lall Singh Gill, arguably then Malaya’s foremost cricketer, was remembered once again during the annual Lall Singh Trophy match.

Summary

  • THE spirit and legacy of Lall Singh Gill, arguably then Malaya’s foremost cricketer, was remembered once again during the annual Lall Singh Trophy match.
  • The annual match which was first held in 1981 was organised by the Johor Sikh Sports Club, Kelab Aman and the Malaysian Sikh Cricketers at Kelab Aman in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Virandeep was awarded the Man of the Match; Shaunvinder, the Best Batsman; and Amardeep Singh as the Best Bowler during the award ceremony which was attended by Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, Johor Cricket Association president Datuk Dr Harjit Singh and Kelab Aman vice-president Dr Balbir Singh Gill.
  • Dr Harjit, who was also the organising chairman, knew the Lall personally and attributed the setting up of the Kelab Aman cricket ground to him.
  • Playing at the spiritual home of cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground in London with King George V in attendance, and being a long way from home on top of the fact that he was playing his first Test match, Lall was able to make his mark in the game.


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