Pragyan Ojha, the former India left-arm spinner, has been nominated by the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) to be their representative in the Indian Premier League’s Governing Council. The tenure of the ICA representative at the IPL GC is for one year, and Ojha’s nomination comes in the wake of Surinder Khanna’s tenure as the existing nominee coming to an end.
The decision to nominate Ojha was taken following the ICA AGM held on December 19, with the members having authorised the board of directors to nominate the representative to the IPL GC.
“…the ICA Board, after due deliberations and taking into consideration any possible issues of conflict of interest, found in Ojha a suitable candidate to represent them. This nomination will hold good for one year,” stated a media release from the ICA.
Ojha, who represented India in 48 international matches, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in February this year. The 34-year-old has also been part of the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians squads in the IPL, with his last appearance in the league coming in the first match of MI’s title winning season in 2015.