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Kapil Dev gets CK Nayadu lifetime achievement award

 

India‘s first world cup winning captain Kapil Dev added another feather to his cap after he was felicitated with the CK Nayadu Lifetime achievement award.

 

Widely believed as one of the greatest all-rounders to play the game, he was the first cricketer to complete the unique double off completing 5000 runs and taking over 400 wickets.

 

“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 in a release today.

 

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.

 

The Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, named after India’s first Test captain, is given to individuals whose contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field, is unparallel.

 

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