Abey Kuruvilla becomes BCCI Managing Director

Former Indian pacesetter Abey Kuruvilla will take charge of the new general manager of Cricket in India (BCCI).

Abey Kuruvilla joins BCCI as General Manager (courtesy of BCCI)

Abey Kuruvilla joins BCCI as General Manager (courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Abey Kuruvilla will take over as BCCI Managing Director
  • Abey Kuruvilla has played 10 tests for Indian cricket team
  • The GM position was vacant after Dhiraj Malhotra resigned

Former Pacer Abey Kuruvilla, who was named senior national selector last year, has resigned to become the new general manager (cricket operations) to fill a vacancy left by Dhiraj Malhotra.

Malhotra resigned a few months ago to return to Delhi Capitals. Kuruvilla, who had overtaken Ajit Agarkar to claim the post of West Zone selector, was forced to relinquish his post because the constitution states that a national selector (junior or senior) cannot remain in the post for more than a total of five years.

Kuruvilla’s appointment did not take into account that he had served four years as chairman of the national junior selection committee, leaving only one year. Kuruvilla has contested 10 Tests for India and his appointment was confirmed at BCCI’s Apex Council Meeting on Wednesday.

National Women’s T20 April 15

The national T20 event for senior women, postponed due to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, will start on April 15 and run until May 12. The Apex Council also approved the CK Nayudu Trophy to be held from March 15th to May 1st.

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