ICC finalises role of Bindra as principal advisor

August 31st, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Aug 31 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday finalised the role of Inderjit Singh Bindra as principal advisor of the world body.”Bindra will focus on developing the game in China, implementing the ICC Vision, assisting relations between the ICC and its members and working with host members to ensure the success of ICC events,” president David Morgan said in a statement.

Bindra, a key figure in the success of two ICC Cricket World Cups in the Asian sub-continent in 1987 and 1996, has been engaged initially on a two-year consultancy agreement.

“He has already been acting in the role of ICC principal advisor since July but we have now agreed the areas he will focus on.”

“He brings a wealth of experience to the ICC, not least in his ability to pull together major projects, and with the number of major events we have between now and 2015 that experience will be invaluable,” Morgan said.

Morgan said that ICC have already made strides, alongside the Asian Cricket Council, in developing the game in China and realize it is a long-term project.

“With Inderjit now joining us to provide added impetus in this area we have the chance to take the game in China to the next level.”

Bindra said: “I am very pleased to have formalized my role within the ICC. My vision of the role is simple — to do whatever I can, alongside the ICC’s members, to strengthen the game and the ICC’s role within it.”

“The work in developing the game in China is exciting. It has a huge potential for growth and, with the Asian Cricket Council, we will explore ways of ensuring that cricket get a secure foothold within the country.”

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