27 July, 2021

‘As A Company, The ICA Will Be A More Robust Organisation’

‘As A Company, The ICA Will Be A More Robust Organisation’

Ex-top bureaucrat G.K. Pillai headed the Steering Committee that formed the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA), which was registered as a company on July 5, 2019, in Mumbai. He spoke to Qaiser Mohammad Ali on the making of the ICA. Excerpts from the interview:

You were initially appointed chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Steering Committee that was supposed to constitute the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA). Then a few committee members for some reasons left and then it was reconstituted.

This committee was set up as part of the Lodha Committee recommendations, and endorsed by the Supreme Court, where I was chairing the committee. But the other members like Anil Kumble, who became India coach, and Diana Edulji, who became a member of the CoA, and Mohinder Amarnath etc. for some reason resigned. I was the original one from the original Steering Committee. There was an informal committee set up by the CoA with Kapil Dev and others, and that has still not got the formal approval of...

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