The BCCI said in a statement on Tuesday that Vengsarkar was nominated by a committee comprising senior journalist Shekhar Gupta, interim Board president Shivlal Yadav and secretary Sanjay Patel. The eighth annual BCCI awards ceremony will be held on Friday evening in Mumbai. Vengsarkar will receive a citation, trophy and cheque for Rs 25 lakhs. (Also read: Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins ICC People's Choice Award)
Other than Vengsarkar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will get the Polly Umrigar Award, for being India's best international cricketer in the 2013-14 season. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs 5 lakhs.