Saurashtra Cricket Association to Rename Home Venue as Niranjan Shah Stadium

The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) made a historic announcement on Tuesday, revealing plans to rename its home venue in Khanderi, Rajkot, as the Niranjan Shah Stadium on February 14. This decision precedes the third Test match between India and England, scheduled to take place at the stadium.

Niranjan Shah, a prominent figure in Indian cricket, played 12 first-class games for Saurashtra during the 1960s and 70s. However, he is best known for his exceptional service as the SCA secretary for nearly four decades. Additionally, Shah held a prestigious position at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The renaming of the stadium serves as a tribute to Shah’s significant contributions to cricket, both at the regional and national levels. His unwavering dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark on the sport.

In a statement, the SCA expressed the importance of acknowledging Shah’s immense impact on cricket, stating, “The most significant and valued contribution of Niranjan Shah to the cricket of the region as well as at National and International levels must be very befittingly well acknowledged.”

The decision to rename the stadium reflects a gesture of gratitude towards Shah’s remarkable achievements and his enduring legacy in Indian cricket. As India and England prepare to compete on the field, the Niranjan Shah Stadium stands as a symbol of honor and recognition for one of cricket’s most esteemed figures.

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