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Farokh Engineer and Ravi Shastri bestowed with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards at Naman Awards

24th Jan, 2024

Farokh Engineer and Ravi Shastri bestowed with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards at Naman Awards

Former India wicket-keeper Mr Farokh Engineer and all-rounder Mr Ravi Shastri were bestowed with the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards at the glittering Naman Awards ceremony in Hyderabad. Celebrating Indian Cricket and recognising performances both at the domestic and international level, the Naman Awards for the past four seasons (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23) were presented on Tuesday.




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For their outstanding performances, Mr Mohd. Shami (2019-20), Mr R. Ashwin (2020-21), and Mr Shubman Gill (2022-23) received the Polly Umrigar Award for Best International Cricketer- Men while Mr Jasprit Bumrah, who had received this award in the 2018–19 season, received his second for the 2021-22 season. Similarly, Ms Smriti Mandhana, who was named the Best International Woman Cricketer in 2017-18, claimed the top award for the second time for her breakthrough performances in 2020–21 and also 2021–22. Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma swept awards for the seasons 2019–20 and 2022–23.

Recognising the pivotal role they play in the smooth conduct of over 2000 domestic matches every season, K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Vrinda Rathi, Jayaraman Madan Gopal, and Rohan Pandit were awarded the Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket for 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23, respectively.

Among State Associations, Mumbai received the Best Performance Award in BCCI Domestic Tournaments for 2019-20 for winning the Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s U23 T20 Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy, and making it to the semi-finals of the Col CK Nayudu Trophy and the Cooch Behar Trophy. Madhya Pradesh won the award for the 2021–22 season for winning the Ranji Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Women’s U19 one-day Trophy, and a semi-final finish in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy. Saurashtra claimed the top prize for the 2022–23 season for their title triumph in the Ranji Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Men’s U25 State A trophy, and finishing runner-up in the Irani Cup.

Visuals from the awards ceremony are available in the video section.

The complete list of award winners can be accessed HERE.