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BCCI condoles death of former office-bearer Jyoti Bajpai

The veteran administrator passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) condoles the death of its former office-bearer Jyoti Bajpai. The veteran administrator passed away on Wednesday (June 14, 2017). He served as the Joint Secretary of the Board from 1997 to 2003 and was the Honorary Treasurer from 2003 to 2005.

He was appointed Manager of the Indian Cricket Team for the 2003 ICC World Cup. Bajpai played an immense role in the development of the sport in Uttar Pradesh in his roles as the Honorary Secretary and Director of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) for many years.

Acting Hony. Secretary, Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, said: “In Mr. Bajpai, we saw the perfect blend of a strong will of an able administrator and compassion of a cricket lover. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends in this hour of grief.”

Acting President, Mr. CK Khanna, said: “I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Mr. Jyoti Bajpai. We have lost a great cricket administrator. I have had the privilege to work with him in the Board. Our thoughts are with his family.”


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BCCI clarification on Indian Express report

The Indian Express Newspaper of 11th June (today), carries a news item stating that there was a claim by the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), for being compensated for their meetings held to select a head coach for the Indian Cricket Team. BCCI wishes to clarify that there has been no such claim and the story carried by the newspaper is totally baseless and devoid of facts.

The contents of this article are malicious and such attempts to dilute and misrepresent the continued contribution of these former legends of Indian Cricket are totally incorrect and unfounded.

BCCI wishes to reiterate the fact that the guidance and recommendations of the CAC are invaluable for the betterment of Indian cricket and we urge the publication to withdraw the said article and make suitable amends.

Rahul Johri

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