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CCI to name gate after legendary cricketer Vijay Merchant

CCI to name gate after legendary cricketer Vijay Merchant

The Mumbai-based Cricket Club of India (CCI) will name one of its gates after former India and Mumbai batsman the late Vijay Merchant. He was a former president of the club.

The CCI is one of the most respected clubs in India and owns the Brabourne Stadium in south Mumbai. The gate on Dinshaw Vaccha Road at Churchgate will be named after Merchant. The function to name the gate after the legendary cricketer will be held on August 8.

Merchant, who represented Mumbai in domestic cricket, played 10 Tests for India and scored 849 runs. Merchant, who died in 1987, was CCI president from 1971 to 1985.

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