Who: Syed Kirmani
What: Nominated for 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
When: 24 December 2015
Why: For his contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field
Former Indian Wicket-Keeper was on 24 December 2015 nominated for the 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Col. CK Nayudu Awards Committee. The meeting was held at the BCCI’s headquarters in Mumbai.
The committee consists of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar, Hon. Secretary Anurag Thakur and N Ram (Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Limited and Publisher of The Hindu).
Kirmani represented India at the international level between 1976 and 1986. His record includes 160 catches and 38 stumpings in tests and 27 catches and 9 stumpings in ODIs.
About Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
• It was instituted by the BCCI in 1994 to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first test captain.
• It honors individuals for their unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field.
• It comprises a trophy, citation and cheque for 25 lakhs rupees.
• The award in 2014 was received by Dilip Vengsarkar.