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Ravi Shastri is new NCA chairman

The former India captain accepts BCCI's offer for the post of National Cricket Academy chairman, reports G Krishnan.

cricket Updated: Sep 29, 2007 01:09 IST
G Krishnan
G Krishnan
Hindustan Times

Former India captain Ravi Shastri accepted the BCCI's offer for the post of chairman of the National Cricket Academy on Friday.

The Board had decided to approach Shastri for the post in its AGM on Friday. While Shastri has agreed to take the job in principle, he has asked for a couple of days to consider his other commitments.

Shastri will replace Kapil Dev, who had to vacate the post following the BCCI's decision to disassociate itself from anyone linked with the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Asked if Shastri's media commitments would leave him with time for the NCA, BCCI treasurer N Srinivasan said: "It's not a full-time post. There is a director (Shivlal Yadav)."

The BCCI also decided to distribute Rs 9 crore to each centre that staged Tests and ODIs as their share of TV revenue for 2006-07. The other members would get Rs 6.7 crore each, except CCI (Mumbai), National Cricket Club (Kolkata), RSPB and SSCB.

The reports by ICC match referee Alan Hurst, who visited various centres recently, were also discussed. Jaipur is close to attaining Test status, while Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and Visakhapatnam have been cleared to host Tests subject to some changes.

First Published: Sep 29, 2007 00:52 IST