The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) on Wednesday nominated former India spinner Pragyan Ojha as its consultant to the IPL governing council, a day earlier than the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting. The BCCI will hold its 89th AGM in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The affiliation was earlier represented by former India participant Surinder Khanna, as in response to the BCCI structure the ICA is required to ship a member to the IPL governing council yearly. “Yes, the ICA’s directors have nominated Pragyan Ojha to the IPL governing council. Surinder Khanna has done a very good job and we like to give opportunity to every one,” ICA president Ashok Malhotra instructed PTI.
Left-arm spinner Ojha retired from international and first-class cricket in February this yr.
The ICA, whose Board of Directors arrived on the determination after its AGM on December 19, additionally issued a press launch on this regard.
“The members had authorised the Board of Directors to nominate the member to the IPL GC and the ICA Board, after due deliberations and taking into consideration any possible issues of conflict of interest, found in Ojha a suitable candidate to represent them. This nomination will hold good for one year,” the ICA acknowledged within the launch.
“The AGM conducted via video conference touched upon the issues that had been raised by the ICA Representatives to the BCCI Apex Council to further the cause of ICA’s members.
“The representatives as additionally the ICA workplace bearers had repeatedly raised the difficulty with the BCCI of accelerating the free of charge and medical reimbursement and embody widows as additionally those that have performed between 10 and 24 top quality video games for a similar.
“The BCCI has also been requested to include domestic women cricketers in their gratis scheme,” the ICA stated.
Besides Ojha, Brijesh Patel and Khairul Jamal Majumdar, who had been unanimously chosen by the BCCI final yr, would be the different members of the IPL governing council.
The 34-year-old Ojha final performed for India in 2013 throughout Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test in opposition to the West Indies in Mumbai.
In all, he performed 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013 and has 113 wickets to his credit score.
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