BCCI approves Indian Cricketers’ Association, official body for former cricketers

The official players’ body for former cricketers, Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) has finally been approved and recognized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 23rd of July, 2019. In a public announcement made through a notice on its official website, BCCI said, “The Indian Cricketers’ Association, a non-profit company…has been granted recognition by the BCCI as the official association for ex-cricketers in India”.

The current directors of ICA i.e. Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Shantha Rangaswamy, will remain in their place until next executive elections of ICA scheduled to be conducted on 22nd of October, 2019. As per the norm one male and one female representative will be part of BCCI’s nine member Apex Council.

The key difference between ICA and the player bodies of other major countries is that the former will only be limited to past players, in contrast to the latter, where current players are also represented.

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