NEW DELHI: Previous India wicketkeeper-batsman Surinder Khanna has expressed shock at not getting consulted or educated about not staying presented an extension as the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) agent in the IPL Governing Council.
Khanna was on Thursday replaced with Pragyan Ojha as ICA agent to the IPL GC.
“I am thankful to the option provided to me by my hundreds of fellow colleagues and cricketers who selected me unopposed last year. I have not been offered any valid reason for ICA not extending my tenure and not letting me to go on accomplishing my very good operate for a further 12 months,” wrote Khanna in a concept and also confirmed to IANS that he learnt about the appointment of Ojha in area of him only by the media even with becoming one particular of the ICA administrators.
“However, I desire the ICA all the best in its endeavors and hope they can realize soon what they set out to do prolonged ago. I will proceed to do the best for my cricketer mates like I often have,” he claimed.
The IPL 2020 reportedly gained a income of Rs.4,000 crore. Khanna wrote even further, “All the directors/board associates who were being nominated or elected last yr chose to lengthen their expression on their own by the latest elections by renominating on their own, irrespective of no tangible effects on the desk for our cricketers and singularly choosing to not extend my term despite the previously mentioned work.”
ICA treasurer V Kishnaswamy advised IANS on Friday: “The five business office-bearers who are the directors were being offered the authority by the members to nominate an ICA agent. We are not meant to consult with or tell anyone about our actions. There could have been an election but the customers authorised us to nominate.”
Questioned if Ojha will also keep for a year, Krishnaswamy claimed, “It is up to the members to make your mind up and if they authorise, we can convey in anyone new or renominate Ojha up coming year.”
ICA Ashok Malhotra experienced earlier explained to IANS that they resolved to change Khanna as they needed to give every person an chance. “We have 2,000 gamers, so we preferred to give every single player an option at the IPL GC,” Malhotra had explained to IANS just after Ojha was picked at the ICA AGM on December 19.