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MCA to hold condolence meet for Ajit Wadekar

Wadekar (77) died at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated on 17th August with full state honours at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Dadar in central Mumbai.

Reported by: PTI, Mumbai [ Updated: August 19, 2018 9:17 IST ]
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A file image of Ajit Wadekar.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will organise a condolence meeting in memory of former India skipper Ajit Wadekar.

Wadekar (77) died at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated on 17th August with full state honours at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Dadar in central Mumbai.

"A condolence meeting of the members of the affiliated clubs, cricketers and umpires under the auspices of Mumbai Cricket Association to condole the death of our beloved late Shri Ajit Wadekar, former India and Mumbai captain will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 5 PM at MCA Lounge - Wankhede Stadium," MCA Joint Secretary Prof Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar said in a media statement issued this evening.

A left-handed batsman par excellence, Wadekar led India to their first series win in West Indies and England in 1971. He also captained Mumbai.

 

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