Thane Mahanagar Palika and Mumbai Cricket Association to jointly host the Mumbai vs Bengal game of the 44TH Col CK Naydu Tournament at the iconic Dadaji Konddev Stadium. It will be the Group B Elite Game where our Dadaji Konddev stadium will again come to light on India’s Map.
Dadaji Konddev Stadium which is completely renovated will be inaugurated by Former India Captain Dilip Vengsarkar and Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske. The stadium was okayed by a BCCI inspection team and the wicket is prepared by none other than the experienced Nadeem Memon who is a Wankhede Stadium curator and MCA Apex Council Committee Member. This has also been possible because of MCA Apex Council Member Vihang Sarnaik who is the son of MLA Pratap Sarnaik from Thane. The ground was renovated under Thane Municipal Corporation with a budget of 5-6 crores.
The 1st Ranji Trophy Match at Dadaji Konddev Stadium was conducted on 4th to 6th December, 1982 between Mumbai vs Baroda and the scoring was done by Thane Friendship Cricket Club’s Vivek Morekar who manually maintained the scoring of a first class game without a single mistake!
About Col CK Nayadu Trophy-
The Indian Cricket Committee for the 1st time had organized U22 CK Naydu Tournament in 1974-75 and then it was directly conducted in 1986-87 where it was conducted in the U19 age group. Followed by that, CK Nayadu was made U22 in 2004 and now it is conducted in the U23 Format. Since the last 44 years, this prestigious tournament is conducted non-stop which has given our country many top first class and International Cricketers.
Dadaji Konddev Stadium Pics-