Former India captain Anil Kumble and his teammate fast bowler Javagal Srinath will take over the reins of the Karnataka Cricket Association (KSCA) from another former Test cricketer Brijesh Patel, who has decided to quit as secretary.
Patel in a statement Tuesday said he would do everything to facilitate the election of Kumble and Srinath as the new chief office-bearers for the 2010-13 term.
Patel said he would step aside and support the "young distinguished Test cricketers Kumble, Srinath, Rahul Dravid and others in the forthcoming election as they have pledged to take the KSCA forward in the challenging years ahead."
Patel said he had served the KSCA as secretary for 12 years and "contributed to the growth of the association with all my might putting my heart and soul. I have now decided not contest the election Nov 21." "With the changing times I firmly believe that fresh energy, new ideas and young feet are good for any institution," Patel said.