The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for a initial time, has motionless to recognize a services rendered by Indian women cricketers, introducing a Lifetime Achievement Award for them. Former India captain Shanta Rangaswamy will be a initial recipient. Rangaswamy played 16 Tests between 1976 and 1991, scoring 750 runs during 32.60 and holding 21 wickets during 31.61. In 19 ODIs between 1982 and 1986, she done 287 runs and bagged 12 scalps. The esteem would be handed over during a BCCI Annual Awards rite in Bangalore on Mar 8.
This year’s choices come with a hold of novelty. For a initial time, dual former Indian cricketers have been picked for a men’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for a Col. CK Nayudu Trophy, who never played Test cricket. Left-arm spinners Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar weren’t deliberate for general cricket notwithstanding holding 750 and 637 wickets respectively in first-class cricket. Goel played 157 first-class matches for Haryana and took his scalps during an normal of 18.58. Shivalkar, a Bombay maestro, confirmed a bowling normal of 19.69 in 124 first-class fixtures. But with Bishan Bedi in his pomp, both Goel and Shivalkar missed out on representing a country.
“The cabinet (Col. CK Nayudu Awards Committee) consisting of Mr N Ram, Mr Ramachandra Guha and Ms Diana Edulji believed that BCCI needs to recognize a services rendered by Mr Goel and Mr Shivalkar who were not advantageous adequate to play for India,” a cricket house recover said.
Former Tamil Nadu leg-spinner VV Kumar, who has played dual Tests, and ex-India middle pacer, a late Ramakant Desai, have been nominated for a BCCI Special Award. The swashbuckling former India stumper Farokh Engineer will broach a fifth MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture before a awards ceremony.
Bengal physique to interest opposite COA directives
Meanwhile, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has refused to follow a BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) directives in toto as a operative cabinet severely mulled on filing an halt focus before a Supreme Court, severe certain clauses. The operative cabinet assembly was hold on Monday.
According to some organisation insiders, Item No. 2 that has set a nine-year reign for office-bearers possibly in a BCCI or state association, is a genuine bone of contention. Obtaining “undertakings” from stream office-bearers and operative cabinet members as per a Item No. 3 of a directives, hasn’t also left down good with a CAB members. Some state associations have already filed an focus before a peak court, requesting for a accede of holding a BCCI Special General Meeting. In a apart application, BCCI joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary has requested for a accede to perform a reserved charge of an office-bearer. Both applications have been told on Monday.