26th July, 2012, New Delhi: On Wednesday, former India cricket skipper Kapil Dev and BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) buried all the differences they had for the last five years and come on the same stage for the game’s improvement and its image.
Kapil Dev, who led India to a World Cup victory in 1983, joined ICL few years ago. That time BCCI termed ICL as a rebel league and removed Kapil from the NCA’s (National Cricket Academy) chairman’s post. The board had also stopped his monthly pension following his support and association with ICL.
On Wednesday, Kapil met BCCI President Srinivasan in Mumbai, at the Board’s headquarters. In a release, BCCI stated that they have received a letter from Kapil Dev. He has informed BCCI that he has resigned from Essel Sports Private Limited / ICL. He also told that he has always supported Board of Control for Cricket in India and will continue to do so in the future as well. The Board acknowledges Kapil’s immense contribution to Indian cricket and they are looking ahead for a fruitful association with Kapil in the coming years.