Indrajit Singh Bindra has decided to withdraw from cricket affairs. This Indrajit Singh Bindra a crucial role in India hosting three World Cups. Recently he handed over the reins of the Punjab Cricket Association to fellow-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.P. Reddy. The former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that he has overstayed a couple of years from cricket. He has always said that he would be quitting cricket administration when his age turns into 70.

He also admitted that his colleagues still wants him to stays on but he will be withdrawing himself from day-to-day running of the PCA affairs. The PCA executive committee will know this event when it meets in Chandigarh on next Saturday without him presiding. Reddy also played a pivotal role for a number of years as PCA vice-president and a principal secretary in the Punjab government. He has spent 37 years as a PCA president and he is leaving his chair without regretting. He conducted every Test, One Day International, and T-20 matches with the same zeal and enthusiasm at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. In the 2011 World Cup semi-final when the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan landed up in Mohali to witness the match, everyone praised him for the facilities and arrangements.

His best achivements which satisfied him were constructing a world class stadium, and recognition as the best-run association and Punjab winning the Ranji Trophy. When Southern and Northern Punjab associations merged, Indrajit Bindra was the concordant choice for president’s post and the most importantly Bindra never had to contest an election to stay in office all these years as everyone was satisfied. He said that the 1983 World Cup is the turning point in Indian cricket. That world cup uplifted the board to bring in Trans World International (TWI) to produce picture and uplink it to end Doordarshan monopoly. After that broadcaster ESPN came to asphalt the way for satellite telecast in the country. He also praised Ghulam Ahmed and ‘Judge’ Anant Kanmadikar among the board secretaries. He was very eager to say on modern day cricket and IPL, but he kept it for another day.

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