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Updated: April 12, 2014 04:11 IST

Deepak Parekh appointed special advisor to Gavaskar

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HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh
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Eminent banker Deepak Parekh has been appointed special advisor to Sunil Gavaskar, interim-president, BCCI for Pepsi-IPL-7. A BCCI release stated that Mr. Parekh has been appointed at the instance of Gavaskar and he will be part of all IPL governing council meetings as special invitee. Parekh is the chairman of HDFC. “I am delighted that Deepak has accepted my invitation to come on board as a special advisor and special invitee to the IPL governing council.”

“It is apt that an individual of the calibre of Mr. Parekh will be joining the BCCI-IPL’s leadership group. With a diverse combination of skills and experience, this appointment will result in a well-rounded senior management team at the IPL — one that will set the direction for a better league,” Gavaskar said. On his part, Parekh said, “I look forward to fulfilling this challenging new role.”

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If nothing else, BCCI will be well window-dressed a la Satyam, packaged
but not sold! Any other country, Satyam would have met the same fate as
Enron with all scoundrels n prison. Here everyone still alive is out on
bail. The money just vanished in thin air and the company to Mahindras.
Well done! The nation is proud of the Houdini act. Same is expected from
BCCI and IPL; we want CSK, Srini and Meyyappan be declared the most
ethical organizations individuals...over to you Gavaskar and Parikh
team.

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014 at 15:20 IST

Gavaskar one of the Cricket world's Joker. He the one who said Sri Lanka can't play test cricket. Very same year Sri Lanka Team Scored world's highest Test Total (world record) against India.

from:  Asoka
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014 at 06:26 IST

Heartening to note that Mr Deepak Parekh of HDFC group will assist Mr Gavasakar all of them capable and very transparent people with excellent Professional credentials
possibly if Mr NRN Chairman of Infy is included it would be great good for BCCI as people may not be aware of the fact that NRN was an ardent fan of cricket and is a long time friend of the legendary spin hero Bagawath Chandrasekar who played Test cricket

Bangalore 560100

from:  Sid
Posted on: Apr 11, 2014 at 18:24 IST
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