An Evening with Ajit Wadekar
The Man who gave Indian Cricket the Breath of Life
Date: September 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location Madras Pavilion, Sugar Land, TX
India played Cricket Test matches since 1932 and had not won a single Test Series overseas against cricket powerhouses such as England, Australia and West Indies, until 1971.
Mr. Wadekar was the Captain of an Indian Cricket Team that won Test series overseas-in West Indies and in England, in 1971.
Under his captaincy, India won over five matches in the West Indies, and then defeated England over three. Mr. Wadekar, led India to a third successive series victory, beating England cricket team again, 2-1 in a five-match series in 1972-73.
That was the breath of life that resurrected Indian cricket.
After retirement, Mr. Wadekar continued to nurture, mentor and strengthen Indian cricket. He served as the coach/manager of the Indian cricket team in the 1990s and, later, he was chairman of the board of selectors.
Mr. Wadekar is the Founder and President of All India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged. It is a registered non-governmental organization that, since 1982, has helped handicapped persons to play and experience the joys of cricket. www.aicapc.org
Mr. Wadekar will speak about “How a Captain can Effect a Turnaround”, and then answer questions from the audience.
The registration ticket includes dinner.
Registration includes a dinner at Madras Pavilion and an opportunity to spend an evening with Ajit Wadekar. To read more about Ajit Wadekar, click here.