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BCCI grants amnesty to Kapil Dev

Mumbai: The Indian cricket board Wednesday lifted the ban on former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, who sought amnesty saying he has resigned from Essel Sports Private Limited, promoters of the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).

BCCI grants amnesty to Kapil Dev

The 1983 World cup winning captain met Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan at Cricket Centre here and in his letter said he will support the board.”Kapil Dev has informed the board that he has resigned from the Essel Sports Private Limited/ICL. He has also stated in the letter that he has always supported the BCCI, and will continue to do so in the future,” Srinivasan said in a statement.”The BCCI acknowledges Kapil Dev’s immense contribution to Indian cricket, and looks forward to a fruitful association with him in the years to come,” Srinivasan added.Kapil will now be eligible for a one-time benefit payment of Rs.1.5 crore and a monthly gratis of Rs.35,000 from the board.”BCCI is like a parent and we are like its children. Even during my earlier association, I have contributed for welfare of cricket and cricketers and even now I aim to do so,” Kapil told reporters at the BCCI headquarters.Kapil was banned by the BCCI in 2007 for joining the now defunct ICL, which was a breakaway league.While others who were associated with the league sought amnesty from the board, Kapil had no intention of requesting the BCCI.But during a BCCI working committee earlier this month, Kapil met Srinivasan and gave him his letter of resignation from the Essel Sports Private Limited.IANS

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