Board of Directors
The initial ICA Board of Directors consists of five directors
Mr Ashok Malhotra
A former Indian cricketer, who played for India in the 80s, Malhotra was part of the 1985 World Championship (in Australia) winning Indian team. Malhotra, who later became a national selector, had a long and illustrious first career with Haryana and Bengal.
Mr Hitesh Majmudar
A former first class cricketer, Majmudar, who played for Gujarat for 11 long years, is now heavily into coaching. He was part of the Gujarat team’s coaching staff when they won the prestigious Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy as also Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy.
Mr V Krishnaswamy
A first class cricketer-turned successful banker, Krishnaswamy turned out for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy. Part of the local reserves for the Indian team in 1979, Krishnaswamy rose to be the General Manager at Indian Overseas Bank and later President and COO of Karur Vyasa Bank.
Mr Yajurvindra Singh Bilkha
Former Indian cricketer, who holds the record for most number of catches in a single Test, Singh, aka Sunny, who captained Maharashtra and Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy, later took the corporate world by storm, holding top executive positions in Mahindra and Tata companies. A regular contributor to leading publications, Singh set up Wisden in India.
Mrs Rajesh Nayyar
Nayyar played for Delhi and North Zone between 1973 and 1993 and was a member of the Indian team during the Australian women’s team tour to India in 1974-75. Nayyar, who later took to coaching the Indian team, was also a member of the Indian women’s team on their first official tour to New Zealand and Australia in 1975-76.
ICA Representatives in BCCI and IPL
Mr Aunshuman Gaekwad
A man with many cricketing hats, Gaekwad, played for India between 1974 and 1987 before serving as national selector for four years. Gaekwad, a BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2019, also coached the Indian junior and senior teams. He was part of the Indian World Cup teams in 1975 and 1979 besides leading Baroda for 18 years in his 24-year-long First Class career.
Ms Shantha Rangaswamy
Having led the Indian women’s team from 1976 to 1985, Rangaswamy and her then teammates held women’s cricket together in its early days. The former Karnataka stalwart headed the national selection committee twice before becoming a member of the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee.
Mr Pragyan Ojha
The former India left-arm spinner, who played most of his First Class cricket for Hyderabad, played 48 international matches in all – 24 Tests, 18 ODIs and six T20Is – from 2008 to 2013. In his last game for India, a Test against West Indies, in 2013 which was Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell match, Ojha finished with match figures of 10 for 89 and was named the Man of the Match. Overall, Ojha took 113 Test wickets at an average of 30.26, 21 in ODIs and 10 in T20Is at an economy rate of 6.28.