There are many such faces in Indian cricket, who have enhanced the pride of India even in foreign countries, not only in the country. But maybe we do not know those faces, who have done a great job at the national level, but the Indian team is not able to play in international cricket due to lack of place.
The list of such people is quite big. This time BCCI has given Life Time Achievement Award to two such people. Rajender Goyal Padmakar Shivalkar made his name in the Ranji Trophy with 750 wickets and 637 wickets. But due to being in the team of Bishan Singh Bedi, he never got the place in the Indian team.
Not only this, the BCCI has also received the Life Time Achievement Award from Santra Rangaswamy for her contribution to women’s cricket. Santaji, who played cricket from 1976 to 91, had achieved more than 750 runs and 31 wickets.
The winners were chosen by a three-person jury comprising the pair of Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji (both of them sit on the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators that presently supervises the BCCI) along with senior journalist N Ram. Former India and Tamil Nadu legspinner VV Kumar and the late Ramakant Desai, former India and Bombay fast bowler, will have been named as recipients of a Special Award for their yeoman services to Indian cricket. This award also carries a cash prize of INR 15 lakhs each.