Press Esc to close

Wodeyar and Brijesh to fight KSCA polls, revive KPL if elected

Bangalore, Nov 9, 2013 (PTI): 16:05 IST
Brijesh Patel. DH Photo/ Srikanta Sharma R
The scion of the Mysore royal family, Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, and former India batsman Brijesh Patel today announced that they will contest the Karnataka State Cricket Association elections for the posts of President and Secretary respectively.

"Myself and Brijesh have joined hands to contest the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) elections scheduled next month," Wodeyar told reporters here.
Former India captain Anil Kumble and his ex-teammate Javagal Srinath have decided not to seek re-election and consented to support whoever gets elected.

Kumble had defeated Wodeyar by a margin of 33 votes in 2010 elections.

Wodeyar, who was elected KSCA President after defeating former Indian Test cricketer Gundappa Vishwanath in 2007, said if voted to power he will revive some tournaments including the Karnataka Premier League (KPL).

"We want to revive KPL among many other U-14 and U-19 tournaments. The KPL T20 tournament has not been held since 2010 due to some reasons," Patel said.

Provident Bangalore had won the KPL's inaugural edition in 2009 and Mangalore United clinched the title in 2010.

Patel, who did not contest the last elections after holding the post for 12 years as secretary, said his team's main endeavour will be to improve the standard of cricket in Karnataka and develop a great infrastructure at the grassroots level.

The elections are for the 2013-2015 term. It is not yet clear whether they will have to contest the elections or chosen unanimously.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers taking...

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers taking...

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff...

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff...

SUCI activists stage a protest rally against State...

SUCI activists stage a protest rally against State...

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during the...

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during the...

Mime artist Ujjal Kar gets ready to perform as Charlie Chaplin...

Mime artist Ujjal Kar gets ready to perform as Charlie Chaplin...

Acid attack survivor Mohi walks the ramp along with...

Acid attack survivor Mohi walks the ramp along with...

People buying Sugar Canes in a market for upcoming...

People buying Sugar Canes in a market for upcoming...

Britain's Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, arrives to speak at the Chatham...

Britain's Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, arrives to speak at the Chatham...

Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, passes the Olympic Flame onto...

Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, passes the Olympic Flame onto...

Tamil Nadu coach L Balaji with R Ashwin at BKC...

Tamil Nadu coach L Balaji with R Ashwin at BKC...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.