New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday nominated former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani for this year's Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
The three-member committee comprising BCCI president Shashank Manohar, secretary Anurag Thakur and N Ram (Chairman of The Hindu), unanimously picked Kirmani for prestigious award.
According to a BCCI release, the cricket board celebrates the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain, by instituting an annual Lifetime Achievement Award, to honour individuals for their unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field.
The Award comprises a trophy, citation and cheque for Rs. 25 lakhs.
Kirmani played 88 Tests and 49 ODIs for India and was also being part of the 1986 World Cup winning team.