BCCI to hold memorial meeting to remember Wadekar

The BCCI is planning to hold a memorial meeting in Mumbai, where Ajit Wadekar’s friends and former team-mates would be sharing their memories.

Ajit Wadekar had led India to famous series wins in West Indies and England.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a tradition of naming tournaments or a trophy after its greatest heroes.

And now, after the passing away of Ajit Wadekar — one of India’s most successful captains — there is already a demand from a section of the cricketing fraternity that a tournament or a trophy be named after Wadekar, honouring him for his contribution to the game.

The Board’s GM, cricket operations, Syed Saba Karim, however, told Sportstar. “I hope so (a tournament or trophy is named, honouring Wadekar). I am sure (it would happen). But these are very early days.”

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Karim, who visited Wadekar’s residence on Friday morning to pay homage to the late cricketer, also admitted that Wadekar’s demise has created a big void in Indian cricket. The Board will soon be organising a memorial meeting in Mumbai, where Wadekar’s friends and former team-mates would share their memories of the ‘captain’.

“We can talk about good times and can have some banters too. Basically, the idea is to remember the man and feel proud of the fact that all of us have been touched by his life and his captaincy,” Karim said.

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