The MCA decided in a top council meeting to name the north stand at the Wankhede stadium after former India captain — Dilip Vengsarkar. Apex Council member Nadim Memon had proposed this move last month and it was accepted unanimously in the council meeting.
Former Indian chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar will also be included in its museum committee which includes ex-MCA president Ravi Savant, ex-BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty, MCA CEO CS Naik, ex-BCCI media manager Devendra Prabhudesai, ex-committee member Naveen Shetty and senior journalist Clayton Murzello.
Dilip Vengsarkar To Be Honoured With 3 Stands After His Name at The Iconic Wankhede Stadium
The MCA has decided to name three blocks from the far eastern end of the North Stand at the iconic Wankhede Stadium after former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar.
“The Apex Council was unanimous in their approval to name a stand after Vengsarkar. The Chief Executive Officer will assess the exact place [for the honour],” MCA secretary Sanjay Naik told mid-day.
Dilip Vengsarkar who was former chief selector also served as the MCA vice-president from 2001 to 2017. The former Indian batsman scored 6868 Test runs, including 17 Test hundreds, besides 3508 runs in 129 ODIs.
Sunil Gavaskar To Be Honoured By MCA
The MCA has also decided to honour Sunil Gavaskar to commemorate 50 years of his Test debut on March 6, 2021. MCA secretary also confirmed that a similar honour will be given to other Mumbai legends of Cricket.
The Apex Council has unanimously agreed to honour the living legend with 10 AC box tickets. Even other living Mumbai legends will be given a similar honour once the office-bearers finalise the criteria,” said MCA secretary Sanjay Naik.
The museum at the Wankhede stadium has also got a green signal from the council. However, secretary Naik and joint secretary Shahalam Sheikh are not a part of the committee, which has not gone down well with them, according to sources.