Bapu Nadkarni, Farokh Engineer and Eknath Solkar to be honoured by BCCI

Former cricketers Bapu Nadkarni, Farokh Engineer and the late Eknath Solkar will be felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India at it's annual awards function.

updated: December 27, 2013 21:01 IST
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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has done well to continue felicitating past players as part of its annual awards. This year, the cricket establishment has decided to honour all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer and late all-rounder Eknath Solkar for their contribution to Indian cricket. All three played Ranji Trophy cricket for Mumbai.

Tireless Nadkarni

Nadkarni bowled tirelessly at all levels of the game until the 1970s and did a fine job as assistant manager on India's tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in 1980-81. Karsan Ghavri, who played a part in drawing the Adelaide Test and winning the third and final Test at Melbourne during that Australian summer, remembered Nadkarni's invaluable inputs during team meetings.

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