Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium set to be named after Niranjan Shah | Cricket News

MUMBAI: The Saurashtra Cricket Association is set to name its new cricket stadium at Khanderi in Rajkot after veteran cricket administrator Niranjan Shah. A proposal regarding naming the SCA Stadium after Shah was “proposed and accepted,” by the office-bearers of the SCA at the cricket body’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday.
The 79-year-old Shah was the SCA secretary for close to four decades, and served as a BCCI secretary too. A left-hander in his time, he also played 12 first-class games for Saurashtra (281 runs@11.70) from the 1965-66 to the 1975-76 season.
In a media release, the SCA stated: “The members expressed to the Chair that considering priceless contribution to the cricket of the region, at the national and international level and to the association, working with all dedication and passion and selflessly for the game for more than 50 years, contribution towards the game of Mr Niranjan Shah must be well acknowledged. Members then proposed to the Chair that the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium should be named Niranjan Shah Cricket Stadium respecting his efforts on and off the pitch. Chairman of the meeting and office-bearers acknowledged the feelings of members and noted the proposal.”
“The members proposed this in the meeting, and the proposal was accepted by the SCA. We will now have to look for a certain time when we can do this,” a source in SCA told TOI. Niranjan’s son Jaydev Shah is the current SCA president.

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