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Kiran More Arjuna Award Awarded In 1993

Kiran More

Kiran More

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 1993

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Barodra, Gujarāt, India


Kiran Shankar More was the wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket team from 1984 to 1993. He was the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the BCCI till Dilip Vengsarkar took over the job in 2006. He was born on 4 September 1962 in Baroda, Gujarat, India. Kiran More made his first-class debut with Baroda in 1980. After a few fruitful domestic seasons, More was selected for the home series against England, where he made his international debut in the first ODI on December 5, 1984. However, he was not a regular member of the limited-overs side. He made his Test debut England in the 1986, where he took 16 catches in the series, a record for an Indian wicket-keeper against England. Since then, he was the first choice keeper for India in the longest format.  

When then wicketkeeper Kirmani’s career virtually ended due to injuries, Kiran got opportunity to play in Indian team. More's first Test series, against England in 1986, was his most successful where he took 16 catches, an Indian record against England. Thus he became the first choice of wicket keeper for India and played for India till 1993. He has scored 7 50’s for India of which a few are memorable ones. 50 at Barbados against West Indies in 1988–89 when score on board was 63/6 and 58* against Pakistan at Karachi to help India from follow on are his memorable innings. As a wicket keeper, 6 stumping in a match against West Indies in 1988-89 is his outstanding performance. In 1993, he was given Arjuna Award for his contributions to Indian cricket.