[caption id="attachment_644402" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-644402" alt="Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli have a good working relationship AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ravi-kohli3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli have a good working relationship AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Kolkata:</strong> A host of present and former cricketers, including current <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India </a>captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>, will participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the historic 225th anniversary celebration of Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&amp;FC) here on November 18. The programme will be held on the evening of the third day's play of the scheduled India-Sri Lanka Test. The cricketers from the island nation have also been invited for the programme. <p></p> <p></p>The entire proceeds of the event will go for the treatment of cancer-affected children, former India opener Arun Lal, who himself battled jaw cancer but recovered after a 14-hour surgery, told PTI. "As of now, Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth, VVS Laxman and SouravI Ganguly have confirmed their participation as CC&amp;FC have also invited MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh," Lal, who is the president of CC&amp;FC, said. <p></p> <p></p>"The players will share some interesting anecdotes and speeches and it will be full of entertainment." The 62-year-old said the BCCI should also get involved in the programme as it would also mark the 225 years of cricket in India. Talking about the unique celebration, at CC&amp;FC which was founded in 1792 and is the oldest cricket club after MCC, Lal said: "It's a matter of pride for us." <p></p> <p></p>"In fact it's 225 years of cricket in India so the Board should also get involved," he said. The programme is in association with Tata Medical Centre, said Lal, who is a beneficiary of the hospital. "They have done a fabulous job. I'm grateful to them for my treatment. I'm absolutely fine now," Lal said.