Tendulkar, Kumble, Dravid to Receive BCCI Awards


Mumbai, Dec 15: Champion batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, ace leg spinner Anil Kumble and former Test captain Nari Contractor will be felicitated here on Sunday for their playing feats at the Cricket Board's annual awards function.

Contractor will receive the 'Lifetime Achievement Award', carrying a cheque for Rs 15 lac, the C K Nayudu Trophy and a citation, Tendulkar is to receive two awards while Dravid and Kumble one each, a BCCI release said on Saturday.

Tendulkar will get the Polly Umrigar Award for outstanding performance in international matches in the 2006-07 season, carrying Rs five lac prize and a trophy, as well as a special trophy for reaching personal milestones of 11,000 and 15,000 runs in Tests and ODIs.

Dravid will receive a special trophy for completing 10,000 runs in ODIs while Kumble will be felicitated and awarded a trophy for being appointed as the captain of the Indian Test team and for completing 550 wickets in Tests.

Young Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa and lanky Bengal pacer Ranadeb Bose would each get Rs one lac and the Madhavrao Scindia Award for scoring the highest number of runs and taking the highest number of wickets respectively in the 2006-07 domestic season.

Mumbai Cricket Association will receive a trophy for the overall best performance in the 2006-07 domestic season while woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami would receive a cheque for Rs one lac and a trophy for becoming the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007.

The other award winners:
Anju Jain and Anjum Chopra - Arjuna awardees in women's cricket for 2006 and 2007 respectively who will get a trophy each.

Mandeep Singh (Punjab) - M A Chidambaram Trophy and Rs 50,000 as the best under-15 cricketer and Rs 50,000.

K Ajay Rana (Himachal Pradesh) - Chidambaram Trophy and Rs 50,000 as the best under-17 cricketer.

Ajinkya Rahane (Mumbai) - Chidambaram Trophy and Rs 50,000 as the best under-19 cricketer.

A S Bali (Delhi) - Chidambaram Trophy and Rs 50,000 as best under-22 cricketer.

Jaya Sharma - Chidambaram Trophy and Rs 50,000 as the best woman cricketer.


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