A commemorative postage stamp on CK Nayudu, first Indian cricket captain in Test matches [a part of the series ‘Cricket – India‘] :
Issued on Mar 13, 1996
Stamp Design : Dinesh Banduni
FDC design : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Colour : Multi Colour
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.41 Cms.
Printing size : 3.70 x 2.05 Cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets of size 53.5 x 50.8 cms.
Number of Stamps Printed : One Million each
Number per issue sheet : 45
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu
Born on Oct 31, 1895 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Died on Nov 14, 1967 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Cricket – a game that has the heady magic of an addiction for sportsmen who have become legends in their lifetime and beyond. This set of four stamps issued by the Department of Post pays a tribute to cricket and to some of India’s legendary cricketers who gave the game its early impetus and set the trend which was to be followed by equally brilliant successors on the pitch.
- Col. C.K. Nayudu (1895-1967) was India’s first captain in Test Cricket and the best all-rounder of the time. A right handed batsman, he was a hard-hitting foot player, driving on both sides of the wicket and also a more than useful slow-medium change bowler, with a controlled spin. With a game career from 1916 to 1964, he became the elder statesman of Indian Cricket, playing in a first class match in his sixty ninth year, going on to become a Test selector and Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He played 207 matches and 7 tests with a run total of 11,852 (average 33.94) and his highest score was 200, 411 wickets, 171 catches and 1 stumping. He was the first Indian cricketer to be honoured with ‘Padma Bhushan‘ by the Government of India in 1955 in recognition to his contribution to the development of sports. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has instituted ‘Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy’ for cricketers under 22 years of age in 1974-75 as a tribute to him.
- Compilation by Mohandas Menon, Hon. Statistician, BCCI.