The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) is all set to rename its new stadium in Rajkot after veteran administrator Niranjan Shah, a fitting tribute to his 50-year dedication to the sport.
The grand unveiling of the “Niranjan Shah Stadium” will take place on February 14th, just a day before the third India-England Test match kicks off at the same venue. Adding gravitas to the occasion, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, Niranjan’s son, is likely to grace the ceremony.
This isn’t just a family affair – both the Indian and English cricket teams, along with BCCI Apex Council members and state association office-bearers, have been invited to witness the historic moment.
Expressing his pride, SCA president Jaydev Shah (Niranjan’s son) shared, “This is a huge honor. It’s our way of recognizing someone who has poured his heart and soul into cricket for five decades, achieving remarkable things. He served as BCCI secretary and championed cricket in Saurashtra. This gesture by the SCA and its members is truly special.”
The decision to rename the stadium after Shah was unanimously approved by the SCA office-bearers last October. Notably, the 79-year-old served as the SCA secretary for nearly four decades and even held the prestigious position of BCCI secretary. Back in his playing days, Niranjan, a left-hander, left his mark on the field with 12 first-class matches for Saurashtra.
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