Bangalore, Feb 6: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has instituted the annual Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture as a tribute to the former India captain, the Indian cricket board said on Wednesday (February 6).
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will deliver the first lecture in Chennai on February 20 this year, BCCI said.
"BCCI has instituted the annual Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture as tribute to the former India captain," BCCI tweeted on Wednesday.
In another tweet, it said: "This annual lecture will be part of India's cricket season. Sunil Gavaskar will be the first to deliver it, on Wednesday, Feb 20, in Chennai."
Pataudi, who played 46 Tests for India, passed away on September 11, 2011 at the age of 70. He captained India at the age of 21. He led the country in 40 of his 46 Tests.