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COA wants Kapil Dev to join the steering committee

A few days ago, the legendary World Cup winning skipper rubbished reports of him being a part of Players' Association.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suggested former Indian skipper Kapil Dev’s name for the four-member steering committee. The other three names that are recommended are GK Pillai, former Test opener Anshuman Gaekwad and former wicketkeeper Bharath Reddy. Initially, the Lodha Panel was in favour of appointing Diana Edulji, Anil Kumble and Mohinder Amarnath as the members.

However, the COA confirmed that both Kumble and Amarnath “communicated their inability to be part of the Steering Committee” and Edulji, on the other hand, can’t be a part of it as she is already a member of the CoA. So the only other name apart from Kapil that remains in the steering committee is of GK Pillai.

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A few days ago, the legendary World Cup winning skipper rubbished reports of him being a part of Players’ Association. It was previously reported that the Haryana Hurricane will be heading the Players’ Association in Haryana but those claims were put to rest.

On the other hand, the former cricketer has been involved as a commentator and also writes columns for print media. The other recommendation for the committee, Anshuman Gaekwad, is a former India coach and was also an administrator at the Baroda Cricket Association. Former Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper Bharath Reddy has also been in cricket administration. The committee now comprises former India women’s captain Diana Eduljee and is chaired by Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

COA’s role in Indian cricket 

In the five months since the committee was formed on January 30, it has played a key part in the Indian board not pulling out of the recently concluded Champions Trophy, has overseen the announcement of several IPL tenders, has let the India coach and captain have their say in regard to player contracts and much more.

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