Aji Wadekar
Aji Wadekar (IANS Photo)

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday announced that it will hold a condolence meeting to condole the death of former India and Mumbai captain Ajit Wadekar.

Wadekar,77, died on August 15 after a prolonged illness at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. He was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium on Friday with full state honours.

“A condolence meeting of the members of the affiliated clubs, cricketers and umpires under the auspices of Mumbai Cricket Association to condole the death of our beloved late Shri Ajit Wadekar, former India and Mumbai captain will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 5 PM at MCA Lounge – Wankhede Stadium,” MCA Joint Secretary Prof Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar said in a media statement on Saturday.

An elegant left-hand batsman and excellent slip catcher, Wadekar played 37 Test matches in which he scored 2113 runs at an average of 31.07, with one century and 14 fifties.

Wadekar led India to their first ever Test series victories in West Indies and England on consecutive tours in the glorious summer of 1971. He also served Indian cricket in different capacities – as manager, coach and a selector. A batsman par excellence, he was also the first to captain India in the One-Day Internationals.