Mumbai, July 25 (IBNS) Former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev was back in the mainfold of cricket after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lifted his five-year ban Wednesday.
BCCI´s took the action after the 1983 World Cup winning captain sought amnesty saying he has resigned from Essel Sports Private Limited, promoters of the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The 1983 World cup winning captain met BCCI president N. Srinivasan at Cricket Centre here and in his letter said he will support the board.
"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," Srinivasan said in a statement.
"The BCCI acknowledges Kapil Dev´s immense contribution to Indian cricket, and looks forward to a fruitful association with him in the years to come," Srinivasan added.
Kapil will now be eligible for a one-time benefit payment of Rs.1.5 crore and a monthly gratis of Rs.35,000 from the board.
"BCCI is like a parent and we are like its children. Even during my earlier association, I have contributed for welfare of cricket and cricketers and even now I aim to do so," Kapil told reporters at the BCCI headquarters.