BCCI institutes Dilip Sardesai award

Updated: Jun 20, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI)on Monday instituted Dilip Sardesai award for the best Indian player in every Test series between India and the West Indies.

"The first Dilip Sardesai award to the best Indian player of the Test series that commenced earlier on Monday, will be presented at the BCCI Awards Ceremony for the year 2010-11," a BCCI press release said.

India are scheduled to play three Test matches in ongoing series.

Sardesai, a Mumbai batsman, had played 30 Test matches for India and scored 2001 runs.

He made his debut against England in December 1961 and played his last Test against the same opponents in 1972.

Sardesai died at the age of 66 in July 2007.