Indian board to honour Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble

Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and former Indian captain Nari Contractor will be felicitated in Mumbai on Sunday at the Indian board's annual awards function.

Contractor, 73, who's career was cut short by a nasty bouncer from Charlie Griffith, will receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award", carrying a cheque for Rs 1,500,00 (US$ 38,000 approx), the C K Nayudu Trophy and a citation.

Tendulkar is to receive two awards while Dravid and Kumble one each, a BCCI release said today. Tendulkar will get the Polly Umrigar Award for outstanding performance in international matches in the 2006-07 season, carrying Rs 500,000 prize (US$ 12,700 approx) and a trophy, as well as a special trophy for reaching personal milestones of 11,000 and 15,000 runs in Tests and ODIs respectively.

Dravid will receive a special trophy for completing 10,000 runs in ODIs while Kumble will be felicitated and awarded a trophy for being appointed as the captain of the Indian Test team, as well as completing 550 wickets in Tests.

Young Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa and lanky Bengal pacer Ranadeb Bose would each get Rs 100,000 (US$ 2500) and the Madhavrao Scindia Award for scoring the highest number of runs and taking the most number of wickets respectively in the 2006-07 domestic season.

Mumbai Cricket Association will receive a trophy for the best performance in the 2006-07 domestic seaso. Jhulan Goswami will receive a cheque for Rs 100,000 and a trophy for becoming the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007, while Arjuna award winners for 2006 and 2007 - Anju Jain and Anjum Chopra - will get a trophy each, and Jaya Sharma will receieve the Chidambaram trophy and Rs 50,000 as the best woman cricketer of the year.