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BCCI proposes Vengsarkar as referee

Former India captain has given his green signal to the Indian Cricket Board for his name being proposed to ICC.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 23:12 IST

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has given his green signal to the Indian Cricket Board for his name being proposed as match referee to the International Cricket Council.

"My name has been proposed for match referee's job. I was first given an offer in 2002 but could not accept it. I would be free from the post of the Chairman of the Talent Research Development wing of the Indian board at the end of this month and that's why I have said yes to the board when they approached me," Vengsarkar told.

Vengsarkar, whose specially done portrait is set to adorn the Lord's pavilion for his feat of scoring three Test centuries on the trot at the Mecca of cricket, said as per his information, ICC would decide on the panel of match referees in April.

"I have received a letter from the MCC seeking my permission to pose for a specially made portrait which would be put up at the Lord's pavilion.

"It's a big honour and I have said yes to the MCC proposal who are to send a painter to Mumbai for doing my portrait sometime in January 2007," the erstwhile middle-order batsman said.

First Published: Mar 26, 2006 22:21 IST