Syed Kirmani, the recipient of BCCI's CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014-15, will donate 25% of the purse he received yesterday to the education of poor girls. This was revealed by the 66-year-old former wicketkeeper-batsman's wife, Habiba Kirmani.
The former stumper and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad was conferred the prestigious Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cricket by BCCI president Shashank Manohar at the cricket board's annual awards ceremony in Mumbai.
He received a trophy and a cheque of R25 lakh. Speaking exclusively at the venue, his wife said, "We have decided to donate 25% (R6.25 lakh) of this amount to the needy people of the country. We always believe that every family should have at least one educated person and the donation will be utilised for girls' education."
"The BCCI should also consider felicitating cricketers' wives because they play a big role," she said in a lighter vein.