Celebrate your cricket passion on eBay Auction of autographed cricket bats in support of Concern India Foundation

Mumbai, September 19, 2005: Continuing with its commitment to support the charitable causes eBay India, India's leading online marketplace, in association with Concern India Foundation, a non profit public charitable trust, presents all cricket lovers, across the globe an opportunity to attain cricket bats autographed by the most celebrated cricket stars.

The exclusive cricket bats that were autographed by the celebrated cricketers for a charitable cause are being put on auction by the Concern India foundation on eBay India. This collector's edition bats are on auction on eBay India from Monday, September 19, 2005 to Friday, September 30, 2005.

The five autographed bats available for auction can be seen on <>:

1. Bat autographed by Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid autographed this bat to support Concern India Foundation during the Bangalore test match in March 2005

2. Bat autographed by Indian cricket team Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Virendra Sehwag, Mahendra Doni, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan & S Sriram autographed this bat to support Concern India Foundation during the Kanpur One Day International in April 2005.

3. Bat autographed by Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Ajit Agarkar & Rajesh Pawar autographed this bat to support Concern India Foundation in Hyderabad..

4. Bat autographed by Indian cricket team ISourav Ganguly , Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Dinesh Kaarthick, Irfan Pathan, Lakshmipathi Balaji, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh & Ashish Nehra autographed this bat to support Concern India Foundation during the Bangalore test match in April 2005.

5. Bat autographed by Pakistan cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Shahid Afridi, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan, Yousuf Youhana, Asim Kamal, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Arshad Khan, Danish Kaneria, Taufeeq Umar, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Salman Butt, Mohammad Khalil autographed this bat to support Concern India Foundation during the Bangalore test match in April 2005.

All the proceeds from the auction will go to Concern India Foundation, which supports development-oriented organisations in the areas of education, health, community development and the environment.

eBay has been an active pursuant in upbringing charity fundraising, where NGO's like Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Association, CRY, Spastics Society of India, Help Age, Indian Red Cross Society, Cancer Patients Aid Association & Welfare of Stray Dogs along with Concern India Foundation, have discovered a successful platform to raise funds.

About Concern India Foundation

Concern India Foundation, a non-profit public charitable trust, was started in 1991 with the objective of 'Helping People Help Themselves'. Our aim is to help make every underprivileged individual self-reliant, creating a society of independent people living with dignity. We provide financial and non-financial support to development-oriented organizations working with the most vulnerable people of society.

The key areas of focus / issues for support are - education, health, community development and the environment. Through these issues we are able to provide support to destitute and orphaned children, deserted and abused women, tribals, the disabled and the aged.

Concern India Foundation reaches out to over 120 NGOs through its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune (Resource Centre).

About eBay India

eBay India (, India's leading online marketplace, is India's biggest online trading community where anyone can sell or buy almost anything. eBay India is a trading platform offering auctions, quick buy and classifieds modes of person-to-person trading. There are a wide range of products listed on eBay India in an array of categories including Art & Antiques, Apparel, Bollywood, Books & Magazines, Cars & Bikes, Computers, Home and Personal Loans, Electronics, Cameras & Optics, Movies, Music, Health & Beauty, Gifts, Home, Jewellery, Mobile Phones, Real Estate, Toys & Baby Products, Travel etc. eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of, The World's Online Marketplace®.


Founded in September 1995, eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) is The World's Online Marketplace® for the sale of goods and services by a diverse community of individuals and small businesses. Today, the eBay community includes more than a hundred million registered members from around the world. People spend more time on eBay than any other online site, making it the most popular shopping destination on the Internet.

People from all over the world buy and sell on eBay. Currently, eBay has local sites that serve Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, eBay has a presence in Latin America through its investment

For further information, please contact:

Deepa Thomas

eBay India

Tel: 91-22-56690000 <>

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