Inderjit Singh Bindra Era Ends, DP Reddy New PCA Boss

Former BCCI president Inderjit Singh Bindra spent 36 years as cricket administrator. Vice-president and senior IAS officer, DP Reddy has overtaken as new Punjab Cricket Association head.

Updated: August 23, 2014 17:42 IST
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Bindra (second from left) spent 36 years as cricket administrator.

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Chandigarh: After a career spanning nearly 36 years as cricket administrator, Inderjit Singh Bindra decided to withdraw from the cricket affairs and in his place Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) vice-president and senior IAS officer, DP Reddy took over with immediate effect on Saturday.

The Executive Committee (EC) of the PCA met at PCA stadium at Mohali where the two decisions were taken.

According to PCA Secretary M P Pandove, the EC met to consider the request received from 70-year-old Bindra, regarding his unavailability to discharge the day-to-day responsibilities of the PCA affairs and his inability to attend to the administrative works of the Association, especially in view of the works relating to upcoming new PCA Stadium at Mullanpur.

Bindra requested the Executive Committee to make alternate arrangements to discharge the duties of the President.

Pandove said the Executive Committee placed on record its immense appreciation for the works done By Bindra and unanimously decided to appoint 56-year-old DP Reddy to discharge the duties of the President.

The Executive Committee also discussed the proposal of the Secretary to summon the Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting to make relevant amendments, in tune with time, to the Memorandum and Articles of the Association and authorised the Pandove to call the meeting at an appropriate time.

The Executive Committee discussed and decided to appoint various sub-committees and Incharge of various activities for the successful conduct of the CLT-20 to be held next month.

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