Vizag to host India-West Indies ODI in November

Andhra Cricket Association has succeeded in getting plump postings for its members and nod for a couple of other demands in return for supporting former Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan during his re-election as board’s president on Sunday.

For the first time 11 persons of the 60-year-old association found their way into BCCI sub committees.

Leading the list is ACA secretary Gokaraju Ganga Raju, who will be chairman of the Finance Committee and ex-officio member of IPL Governing Council.

Association chief D.V.Subba Rao will be member of the constitution review committee.

Test status

The board, at the 84th AGM promised to depute a team to review the facilities for one final time at Dr.YSR ACA–VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam before awarding the Test status.

“In one month we will get the much elusive Test status. In fact we should have got it (status) four years ago,” said the ACA secretary here on Monday.

He said India-West Indies One Day International will be held in Visakhapatnam in November, commemorating the diamond jubilee celebrations of the ACA.

Women’s Academy

The board has adopted the Andhra Women’s Cricket Academy run by the ACA at JKC Grounds at Guntur and from now on it will be called - BCCI Women’s Academy. “Our Guntur academy will be the hub of the Indian women’s cricketing activities,” Mr. Raju added.The ACA secretary said former India stumper and ACA director M.S.K. Prasad will get into the National junior selection committee next year when the South Zone representative K. Jayaram (Kerala) completes his term.