Vengsarkar garnered 402 votes, while ex-India batsman and outgoing ICA president Ashok Malhotra got 230 votes during e-voting, done between October 27 and 29
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was elected as the Indian Cricketers’ Association’s (ICA) male representative in the BCCI Apex Council on Saturday.
Vengsarkar garnered 402 votes, while ex-India batsman and outgoing ICA president Ashok Malhotra got 230 votes during e-voting, done between October 27 and 29.
“I will try to work towards better coordination between BCCI and the ICA. I have a good amount of experience as a cricket administrator which will definitely help.
Whatever problems ICA are facing, I will give them priority and take them to the BCCI to solve,” Vengsarkar told Sunday mid-day.
Meanwhile, former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad was elected unopposed as the ICA president. Hitesh Majmudar will be new secretary. He beat ex-India cricketer Suru Nayak.
Vengsarkar, who represented the country in 116 Tests and 129 ODIs, was expecting a clean sweep against Malhotra. He said: “When I spoke with ex-cricketers and voters, they were very happy and excited that I will be contesting the ICA elections. I was expecting the same result.
“Anshu and I are very old friends. We played together right from our inter-university days. I am looking forward to working with him.”
Former Indian women’s team captain Shubhangi Kulkarni was elected unopposed as the female ICA member in the Apex Council.