[caption id="attachment_871604" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-871604" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Kapil-Dev-1.jpg" alt="Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar, BCCI, ICA, India" width="628" height="352" /> Former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Shantha Rangaswamy are the directors at ICA and will hold their positions until elections are held.[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> has approved the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ica">Indian Cricketers Association</a> (ICA), the body formed as per the board's new constitution to look after the interest of former players. <p></p> <p></p>The ICA is not affiliated to Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) and is only open to former men and women cricketers, unlike the players' associations in most countries. <p></p> <p></p>"The Board of Control for Cricket in India ("BCCI") hereby formally recognises the Indian Cricketers' Association (the "ICA"), a non-profit company limited by guarantee incorporated on July 5, 2019 under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013, as the official association for ex-cricketers in India," read an official BCCI notice. <p></p> <p></p>"It is clarified that, until further notice of the BCCI, no entity other than the ICA will be accorded recognition by the BCCI as an association of ex-cricketers," it added. <p></p> <p></p>The functioning of ICA will be independent of BCCI's functioning and the association will have to generate its own funds even though the board will provide some initial grants. <p></p> <p></p>Former India cricketers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kapil-dev/news/">Kapil Dev</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajit-agarkar/news/">Ajit Agarkar</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/shantha-rangaswamy">Shantha Rangaswamy</a> are the directors at ICA and will hold their positions until elections are held.