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  • Kapil Dev back into the BCCI fold

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    indiantelevision.com Team

    MUMBAI: Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has returned to the BCCI fold by cutting off all links with Subhash Chandra?s Essel Sports, the company behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League.

    As per the BCCI amnesty scheme, Kapil is now entitled to get Rs 10 million as part of BCCI?s one-time benefit scheme and pensions. The BCCI will also clear his arrears.

    "The BCCI has received a letter from Mr. Kapil Dev, former India captain. 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. The BCCI acknowledges Mr. Kapil Dev?s immense contribution to Indian cricket., and looks forward to a fruitful association with him in the years to come," BCCI president N Srinivasan said.

    In 2009, the BCCI had announced an amnesty scheme for all players and officials who were part of the ICL, which saw a mass exodus from the ICL fold to the BCCI.

    Similarly, other cricket boards also granted amnesty to their players for breaking ties with the rebel cricket league which eventually led to its death. Recently, the BCCI had granted amnesty to Kiran More, who was associated with ICL.

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