DDCA names U-16 tournament after Vijay Mehra

August 18th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has named its Under-16 tournament after former India opening batsman Vijay Mehra.

Mehra, who played Test cricket in the 1950s-60s, was the youngest Indian player to make his Test debut at 17 years 265 days for close to three decades before another Delhi player Maninder Singh broke it in 1982-83 series.

Mehra, the longest serving national selector from North Zone, passed away Aug 25, 2006.

The Under-16 tournament for Vijay Mehra Trophy will get under way at the Modern School Grounds Sunday.

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