At an impressive but simple function, VCA today celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of legendary cricketer & India's first Test Captain, Col. C.K. Nayudu.
All the Captains of VCA teams, Men & Women, garlanded the statue of Col. C.K. Nayudu which is situated in the premises of VCA Stadium, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
Adv. Anand Jaiswal, President of VCA while addressing the gathering said that, C.K. Nayudu was the first superstar of Indian Cricket & such was his popularity that when 'Douglas Jardine' of the Body Line fame, brought his MCC team to India in 1934, all teams that were to play against the MCC team requested participation of C. K. Nayudu in their teams so that the public could witness his batting skills. C.K. Nayudu was well known for his power to hit huge sixes and was responsible for instilling pride in the Indian Cricket team, said Mr. Jaiswal.
VCA has a very special connection with C.K. Nayudu as he played many matches at the Civil Lines Stadium, representing the "Hindu" team in the quadrangular matches that were played in those days.
In the season 2019-20 the VCA U-23 team won the BCCI conducted "Col. C.K. Nayudu U-23 Tournament".
Present during the function were Hon. Secretary of VCA Mr. Parimal Vaidya, C.E.O. Mr. Farokh Dastoor and Coaches & Selectors of VCA.
The statue and its surrounding area have been beautified and lighted to give a very impressive look to the area.