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Former India captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Shubhangi Kulkarni have been on Saturday chosen to symbolize the Indian Cricketers’ Affiliation (ICA) on the BCCI Apex Council. Whereas Kulkarni was elected unopposed as the ladies’s ICA consultant to the BCCI Apex Council, Vengsarkar defeated outgoing ICA president and former India cricketer Ashok Malhotra. Within the e-voting held over three days, Vengsarkar acquired 402 votes as in comparison with Malhotra’s 230. Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy have been the primary ICA representatives within the BCCI, whose tenure was from October 2019 to October 2022. The Lodha reforms gave rise to inclusion. Variety of representatives of ICA in BCCI Apex Council.
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Vengsarkar, 66, has administrative expertise as he has served because the director of the Nationwide Cricket Academy and was additionally the chief selector of the nationwide crew.
He mentioned, “This function isn’t a lot completely different from what I’ve performed earlier than (in sports activities administration). I wish to thank all the previous cricketers who voted for me. We’re but to satisfy the board officers, however we Will certainly work for easy coordination between the 2 ICA and BCCI,” Vengsarkar instructed PTI.
Kulkarni served because the secretary of the Indian Ladies’s Cricket Affiliation earlier than bringing girls’s cricket beneath the BCCI umbrella in 2006.
Kulkarni’s predecessor and former India captain Rangaswamy welcomed his becoming a member of the BCCI Apex Council.
“She is without doubt one of the finest directors I’ve seen in girls’s cricket. She was instrumental in bringing girls’s cricket to the BCCI. I’m positive she is going to do nicely in her new function,” Rangaswamy mentioned.
The outgoing male consultant Gaikwad was elected unopposed because the ICA President. Rangaswamy and Yajurwinder Singh have been elected as the 2 ICA member representatives and would function administrators on the ICA board.
Hitesh Majumdar and V Krishnaswamy have been elected ICA Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
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