Dilip Vengsarkar was the chief selector of Team India some time ago © IANS
Dilip Vengsarkar was the chief selector of Team India some time ago © IANS

Mumbai: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has been elected unopposed as the president of the Association of Indian Statisticians and Scorers of India at its AGM. Mumbai’s Dara Pochkhanawalla and Ganesh Iyer were elected as the two vice presidents here last week, according to a media release issued by the ACSSI today. Vengsarkar is also the vice president of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Elected members: President – Dilip Vengsarkar; Vice-presidents – Dara Pochkhanawalla and Ganesh Iyer; Secretary – Theo Braganza (Mumbai); Joint secretary – Deepak Joshi (Mumbai); Treasurer – Ajit Datar (Mumbai); Managing committee members – Prakash Dahatonde, Harish Thakkar (both Mumbai), Kanti Sutar, Tushar Trivedi (both from Gujarat Dilip Singh Upring (from Vidarbha); Co-opted members – Hari Makhija and Ajay Kavitkar (both from Maharashtra). READ: Dilip Vengsarkar to head Cricket Improvement Committee of MCA

Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Vengsarkar was earlier appointed head the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIA) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), according to MCA sources. Vengsarkar, who played 116 Tests, will lead the five-member panel whose other members were yet to be decided, sources said after a meeting of its Managing Committee.

The 59-year-old former cricketer had contested the MCA’s elections held last week and was elected as one of the two Vice-Presidents. Meanwhile, the Managing Committee also decided to revert one of its oldest tournaments – the Dr H D Kanga League – to its original dates – in the midst of monsoon instead of at the tail-end of the season as was the case over the last two years. READ: Wasim Akram, Dilip Vengsarkar bat for home-grown national coach for India

A lot of clubs expressed their unhappiness over the change in the tournament’s format in the run-up to the elections when the two contesting groups held their pre- election campaign meetings with the voting club members.

(With inputs from IANS)