Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata, set to play charity match against Sourav Ganguly

Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata, set to play charity match against Sourav Ganguly

The much-hyped Dada versus Diego exhibition involving Kolkata cricket icon Sourav Ganguly will now take place on December 12.
This was the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008, when thousands of fans gathered near airport and lined up the streets well past midnight to welcome their football icon. (Photo: PTI)
This was the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008, when thousands of fans gathered near airport and lined up the streets well past midnight to welcome their football icon. (Photo: PTI)
Kolkata: Legendary Diego Maradona finally kept his date with the football-crazy city for a three-day private trip, which was originally scheduled in September. Sporting a blue T-shirt and a cap, the Argentine and his female companion landed past 7 pm via Dubai and headed traight to the hotel in New Town, Rajarhat.
This was the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008, when thousands of fans gathered near airport and lined up the streets well past midnight to welcome their football icon. But with an his latest trip mired in postponements for more than once and an air of uncertainty till the last minute, it was a low-key arrival for Maradona, as only handful journalists and some officials were seen at the airport and the hotel.