For 2015 Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award Syed Kirmani has been nominated


For prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Syed Kirmani India’s former wicket-keeper has been nominated. He was honored for his contribution to Indian cricket. When in 1983 for the first time Indian team has won the World Cup he was a member of that victory.


  • 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 has selected Syed Kirmani for this prestigious award.

About Syed Kirmani

  • He was born 29th December 1949 at Madras, Tamil Nadu.
  • Kirmani was one of India’s finest wicket keepers and he had played 88 Tests and 49 ODIs for India.
  • As a wicket keeper in 88 Tests and he had scored 2759 runs including two centuries, at an average of 27.04 Kirmani had played 49 ODIs for India and scored 373 runs.
  • In the World Cup game against Zimbabwe in Turnbridge Wells he had scored 126 runs in partnership with Kapil Dev.
  • As chairman of the national selection committee in 2000 he had served and he has also served as vice-president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) after his playing career.
  • For his contribution to sports Union Government has conferred Padma Shree award.

About Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

  • To celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain BCCI annually announce awared to 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.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 29, 2015