Syed Kirmani nominated for 2015 Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
India’s former wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani has been nominated for prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.
He was conferred with the award for his contribution to Indian cricket. He was a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1983 for the first time.
Syed Kirmani was selected for this prestigious award by the Awards Committee of BCCI consisting of BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary Anurag Thakur and N Ram, former Editor-in-chief of The Hindu Group.
About Syed Kirmani
- Kirmani was one of India’s finest wicket keepers and had played 88 Tests and 49 ODIs for India.
- He holds distinction of 198 dismissals as a wicket keeper in 88 Tests and had scored 2759 runs including two centuries, at an average of 27.04
- Kirmani had played 49 ODIs for India and scored 373 runs. The main highlight being the 126-run rearguard partnership he shared with Kapil Dev in the World Cup game against Zimbabwe in Turnbridge Wells.
- He had served as chairman of the national selection committee in 2000 and also vice-president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) after his playing career.
- Union Government has conferred Padma Shree award on him for his contribution to sports.
About Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
The award has been instituted by BCCI to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain. The annual Lifetime Achievement Award honours individuals for their unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket on and off the field. The Award comprises a trophy, citation and cheque for 25 lakh rupees.