Rahul Dravid to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on December 1

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New Delhi, Nov 30: Former India captain Rahul Dravid will deliver the Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture 2015 tomorrow (December 1) in Delhi, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced.

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"This year, the fourth edition of the (MAK Pataudi) memorial lecture will be delivered by legendary batsman and former India captain Rahul Dravid," BCCI said.

Rahul Dravid

"Dravid has been one of the pioneers of India cricket and served the game with utmost honesty. His cricketing acumen is well known and his passion and dedication towards the game is unmatched. He is currently the India 'A' & U-19 coach grooming young talent at the grass root level.

"The event is set to take place on the 1st of December in Delhi. The Lecture will be telecast live on www.bcci.tv from 7 PM onwards," it added.

Both India and South African Test teams are expected to attend the lecture as the players are in Delhi to play the 4th and final Test of the series. The match starts at Feroz Shah Kotla on December 3 (Thursday).

The BCCI instituted the annual MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture as a tribute to the late cricketer. Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar delivered the inaugural lecture while Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman spoke in the following years.

'Tiger' Pataudi, who played 46 Tests for India, passed away on September 11, 2011 at the age of 70. He captained India at the age of 21. He led the country in 40 of his 46 Tests.

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