ICC confirms IS Bindra's appointment as its Principal Adviser

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (UNI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed agreement with the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) President Indrajit Singh Bindra over scope of his role as its Principal Advisor.

A former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and a key figure in the success of two ICC World Cups in the Asian sub-continent in 1987 and 1996, Bindra has initially been engaged on a two-year consultancy agreement.

He will focus on developing the game in China, implementing the ICC Vision, assisting relations between the ICC and its members and working with host members to ensure the success of ICC events.

ICC President David Morgan said, ''Inderjit has already been acting in the role of ICC Principal Advisor since July but we have now agreed the areas he will focus on and I am delighted to have done so.'' ''He brings a wealth of experience to the ICC, not least in his ability to pull together major projects, and with the number of major events we have between now and 2015 that experience will be invaluable,'' Morgan stated.

The ICC chief further said, ''We have already made strides, alongside the Asian Cricket Council, in developing the game in China and realise it is a long-term project rather than something that will come together in just a handful of years.

''With Inderjit, now joining us to provide added impetus in this area we have the chance to take the game in China to the next level,'' he remarked.

Elated over his engagement with the ICC with more responsibilities now, Bindra said, ''I am very pleased to have formalised my role within the ICC and having already worked alongside David for the past two months. I look forward to continuing to do so.'' ''My vision of the role of Principal Advisor is simple: to do whatever I can, alongside the ICC's members, to strengthen the game and the ICC's role within it,'' he added.

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