Kapil Dev to be commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel in Army

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev is all set to lead a new team, as he joins the Territorial Army (TA) as an honorary Lieutenant Colonel today.

''Kapil will be commissioned as an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army (TA),'' top Defence Ministry sources said.

Kapil, who had captained India to its only World Cup victory in 1983, will be inducted into 150 TA (Infantry) battalion of the Punjab Regiment.

Army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor, himself will do the honour to pip-in stars on Kapil's shoulders at a ceremony in the Army headquarters in the presence of TA Additional Director General Major General K V S Lalotra.

Kapil, who is also the chairman of the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL), might just face a tough time against the ''original'' Colonel of Indian cricket Dilip Vengsarkar who is the selection chairman in the BCCI.


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