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SAC honours Niranjan Shah, renames Rajkot Stadium after the former BCCI Secretary

SAC honours Niranjan Shah, renames Rajkot Stadium after the former BCCI Secretary

Apart from being a former BCCI Secretary, Shah had also played first-class cricket for Saurashtra in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ahead of the India vs England 3rd Test, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SAC) has officially changed the name of the Rajkot Stadium after former first-class cricketers and BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah. Although news of its renaming came out last year, the SAC has now decided to name it the Niranjan Shah Cricket Stadium.

Niranjan Shah has played 12 first-class matches for Saurashtra from 1965/66 to 1974/75. However, even before his career came to an end, the cricketer had occupied the post of honorary secretary of the SAC in 1972. Shah had occupied the post for well over three decades and will now have Rajkot Stadium named after him.

The 79-year-old has also been elected as the honorary secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) four times and has served as the vice-chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. In the past Niranjan Shah has also been the chairmen of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

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