Kapil Dev served as the captain of the Indian cricket team in 1983 © CricketCountry
Kapil Dev served as the captain of the Indian cricket team in 1983 © CricketCountry

The Board of Control for Cricket in India  (BCCI) have finally adhere to Lodha Panel Recommendations. They have approached former India captain, Kapil Dev to head a working group to look into the making of cricket players’ association.  As per CoA, the group will comprise of former players like Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad, Bharat Reddy and  Shanta Rangaswamy along with GK Pillay.

According to a report in cricbuzz, the CoA had earlier suggested Mohinder Amarnath’s name to head the steering committee but he left along with two more members quit. The CoA recommended Shanta’s name to the SC for steering committee as well.

“We’ve had two meetings already. Right now, we’re collecting information from the BCCI about all the former cricketers in India in the male, female and physically challenged category. We’re working as per the guidelines of the SC and waiting for the court’s approval,” said a member of the working group.

Amidst all this, Diana Edujli has recommended that Prof Ratnakar Shetty’s contract with the BCCI be extended for six more months. This will be the second time that his contract will get extended.

The BCCI has also given out an ad to find replace their head of ACU, after Neeraj Kumar retires in March.