Syed Kirmani (right) played 88 Tests and 49 ODIs for India from 1976 to 1986.
Syed Kirmani, the recipient of Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014-15, will donate 25 per cent of the purse he received to the education of poor girls. This was revealed by the 66-year-old former wicketkeeper-batsman’s wife, Habiba. (Syed Kirmani Nominated For Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award)
The former stumper and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad was conferred the prestigious Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cricket by BCCI president Shashank Manohar at the cricket board’s annual awards ceremony in Mumbai. He received a trophy and a cheque of Rs 25 lakh.
Speaking exclusively at the venue, his wife said, “We have decided to donate 25 per cent (Rs 6.25 lakh) of this amount to the needy people of the country. We always believe that every family should have at least one educated person and the donation will be utilised for girls’ education.
“The BCCI should also consider felicitating cricketers’ wives because they play a big role,” she added in a lighter vein.