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BCCI's lifetime achievement award for Kapil Dev

December 18, 2013 16:09 IST

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The legendary Kapil Dev will be conferred the Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for the year 2013 at the annual BCCI awards function, the Board's announced on Wednesday.

The 1983-World Cup winning captain and all-rounder is already inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the year 2010.

The award's committee comprising BCCI President N Srinivasan, Sanjay Patel (Hony. Secretary) and Ayaz Memon (Senior Journalist) met in Chennai today to nominate a winner and unanimously zeroed in on the legendary all-rounder's name.

"Mr. Kapil Dev Nikhanj will receive the Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, which comprises a trophy, citation and a cheque for Rs 25 lakhs, at the BCCI Awards Ceremony for the year 2012-13, the details of which will be announced soon," the Indian cricket board's secretary Sanjay Patel said.

Previous winners of the award are:
1994 – Lala Amarnath
1995 – Syed Mushtaq Ali
1996 – Capt. Vijay Hazare
1997 – K N Prabhu
1998 – P R Umrigar
1999 – Col. Hemachandra Adhikari
2000 – Subhash Gupte
2001 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
2002 – Bhausaheb Nimbalkar
2003 – Chandrakant Borde
2004 – B S Bedi, B Chandrasekhar, EAS Prasanna, S Venkataraghvan
2007 – Nariman Contractor
2008 – Gundappa Viswanath
2009 – Mohinder Amarnath
2010 – Salim Durani
2011 – Ajit Wadekar
2012 – Sunil Gavaskar.


Image: Kapil Dev
Photographs: Getty Images

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One of the greatest all-rounders of all-time, Dev played 131 Tests for India taking 434 wickets, record at one time. He was the first player to complete 5,000 runs and 400 wickets in Tests.

He 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. As captain, Dev led from the front, with bat, ball and in the field.

Dev, who had joined the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) back in 2007, was banned by the BCCI for being a part of unsanctioned league.

But last year Dev and the Indian cricket board buried the hatchet after the former cricketer resigned from the ICL. The Board welcomed him back with immediate effect disbursing his one-time benefit payment of Rs 1.5 crore.


Image: Kapil Dev after winning the 1983 World Cup
Photographs: Rediff archives

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