BURLINGTON, MA—Ramesh Naidu, a Burlington, MA-resident who has dedicated his life to the game of cricket for over 40 years, has been inducted into Massachusetts State Cricket League’s Hall of Fame.
Mr. Naidu has spent over 40 years in cricket both as a player and umpire. In addition, he is certified empire via West Indies Board of Cricket Panel as well as via USA Cricket Umpire Association.
He has been umpiring in the Massachusetts State Cricket League for last 13 years, until last year when he was stuck with the ball while umpiring, and due to which he lost his left eye.
Mr. Naidu played as Captain of G.S.T Institute Indore-MP, India, and Gay Cavilier, H&R Johnson Tournaments in Bombay.
In 1967 Mr. Naidu joined Umpiring Panel of Bombay Cricket Association, and promoted as a Ranji Trophy Umpire in 1974. Eight years later, he was elevated to the All India Panel for Board of Control for Cricket in India.
He has been umpire for various cricket plays, including Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Willis Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, All India Universities, Vizzy Trophy, C.K. Naidu Trophy, Vijay Merchant Single Wicket Tournament, Visiting Team for “Old Australian Boys” and “Quantas Airlines”, Visiting English School Boys team in Gujarat, Club of Ceylon Game (Unofficial) between Sri Lanka and Indian Team at Singapore Board of President XI vs Bombay Team (unofficial) in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mr. Naidu is the founding member of Garware Club House, Wankhede Stadium, Life Member of Dr. Kanga Sports Library, Bombay, and Gay Caviller Cricket Club, Bombay. Her served as founding member of All India Cricket Umpires in England till 1990. He was awarded the best Umpire Trophy in MSCL, MA USA.