The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) nominated former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha as its representative to the IPL board on Wednesday, a day before the BCCI’s annual general meeting. The BCCI will hold its 89th AGM in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The association was previously represented by former Indian player Surinder Khanna as the ICA is required to send a member to the IPL board every year under the BCCI constitution. “Yes, the ICA directors have nominated Pragyan Ojha to the IPL board of directors. Surinder Khanna has done an excellent job and we are happy to give everyone the opportunity,” ICA President Ashok Malhotra told PTI.
Left arm spinner Ojha retired from international and first-class cricket in February this year.
The ICA, of which the Board of Directors reached the decision after the AGM on December 19, also issued a press release about this.
“The members had authorized the Board of Directors to nominate the member to the IPL GC and the ICA Board, after careful consideration and taking into account potential conflicts of interest, found a suitable candidate to represent them in Ojha. This appointment will take one year. hold up, ” the ICA stated in the release.
“The video conference AGM touched on the issues raised by ICA representatives to the BCCI Apex Council to advance the cause of ICA members.
The representatives as well as ICA office holders had repeatedly raised the issue with the BCCI to increase the free and medical compensation and include widows as well as those who played between 10 and 24 first-class games for the same.
“The BCCI has also been requested to include female cricketers in the household in their free program,” said the ICA.
In addition to Ojha, Brijesh Patel and Khairul Jamal Majumdar, who were unanimously elected by the BCCI last year, will be the other members of the IPL Governing Council.
34-year-old Ojha last played for India in 2013 during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell test against the West Indies in Mumbai.
He played a total of 24 tests between 2009 and 2013 and has 113 wickets to his name.
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