India’s first World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev will be conferred with the Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for the year 2013.
In a release, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI said that the award’s committee, which includes BCCI President N. Srinivasan and Secretary Sanjay Patel, met in Chennai on Wednesday to nominate a winner and unanimously zeroed-in on the legendary all-rounder’s name.
The release also said that the Kapil Dev will receive the award at the BCCI Awards Ceremony for the year 2012-13, the details of which will be announced soon.
Sunil Gavaskar won the award last year. Other cricketers to have bagged the coveted award include, Lala Amarnath, his son Mohinder Amarnath, Ajit Wadekar, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Syed Mushtaq Ali and Capt. Vijay Hazare.
Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, comprises a trophy, a citation and a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh.
This award, named after India’s first Test captain, is given to individuals whose contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field, is unparallel.
Kapil Dev had played 131 Tests for India taking 434 wickets. Kapil Dev was the first player to complete 5,000 runs and 400 wickets in Tests.
Kapil Dev played 225 ODIs, in which he took 253 wickets and scored 3,783 runs. His most memorable contribution to Indian cricket was the victory in the 1983 World Cup.