[caption id="attachment_874964" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-874964" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Vijay-Merchant-ICC.png" alt="India, Vijay Merchant, Mumbai, CCI" width="628" height="349" /> The function to name the gate after Vijay Merchant will be held on August 8, the official said. @ Facebook/ICC[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The iconic <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cci">Cricket Club of India</a> (CCI) in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mumbai">Mumbai</a> will name one of its gates after former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a> and Mumbai batsman the late <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-merchant/">Vijay Merchant</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The development was confirmed by a senior CCI office-bearer, who said it was a unanimous decision of the club's managing committee. <p></p> <p></p>The gate on Dinshaw Vaccha Road at Churchgate will be named after Merchant, a former president of the club, he said. <p></p> <p></p>The function to name the gate after the legendary cricketer will be held on August 8, the official said. <p></p> <p></p>The CCI is one of the most respected clubs in India and owns the Brabourne Stadium in south Mumbai. <p></p> <p></p>Merchant, who represented Mumbai in domestic cricket, played 10 Tests for India and scored 849 runs. <p></p> <p></p>The CCI had earlier named one of its gates after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/raj-singh-dungarpur">Raj Singh Dungarpur</a>, former chairman of selectors, who is credited with picking legendary <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/news/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> for the first time in the national side. <p></p> <p></p>That gate was inaugurated by Tendulkar himself in 2017. <p></p> <p></p>Merchant, who died in 1987, was CCI president from 1971 to 1985. The CCI official said several prominent cricketers, including former England skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mike-gatting/">Mike Gatting</a> and ex-India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nari-contractor/">Nari Contractor</a>, are expected to attend the event.