MCA decided to name three blocks at Wankhede Stadium after Dilip Vengsarkar:
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) held an Apex Council meeting on 18-08-2020 (Tuesday) and has taken the decision to name three North Stand blocks (from the far eastern end) at the historic Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai after the former captain of India Dilip Vengsarkar.
Earlier this month, Nadim Memon, a member of the Apex council recommended this proposal. And in the meeting, all are accepted to this revolutionary move.
The former chief selector of India, Dilip Vengsarkar appeared in 116 Test matches between 1976 to 1992 and records the rare merit of making three Test centuries in continuous Test matches at the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. In total, he made 6868 Test runs with 17 Test centuries, and in 129 ODIs, he made 3508 runs. From 2001 to 2017, he was acting as the vice-president of MCA.
The Mumbai Cricket Council also included Dilip Vangsarkar in its committee of the museum which also includes former BCCI officer Ratnakar Shetty, Former MCA president Ravi Savant, former media manager of BCCI Devendra Prabhudesai, CEO of MCA CS Naik, senior journalist Clayton Murzello, and former committee member Naveen Shetty.
Ajinkya Naik, the council member of Apex council has suggested a particular seat in the Wankhede Stadium after Mahendra Singh Dhoni to commemorate the memory of his six that helped India to win the World Cup, 2011. Also, he recommended finding the World Cup ball that was utilized in the 2011 World Cup final match, which can be preserved in the MCA museum.