Kapil Dev granted amnesty by BCCI

Mumbai: The long standing rift between the Board of Cricket Control in India and former India skipper Kapil Dev seems to have come to an end after both the parties have resolved their differences in a meeting here.

The talks have been going on for long to grant Kapil amnesty and it finally materialized after he resigned from the Essel Sports Private Limited, the company that owned the rebel Indian Cricket League.

“Kapil Dev has informed the Board that he has resigned from the Essel Sports Private Limited / ICL. He has also stated in the letter that he has always supported the BCCI, and will continue to do so in the future," BCCI president N Srinivasan said in a press release.

"The BCCI acknowledges Kapil Dev's immense contribution to Indian cricket and looks forward to a fruitful association with him in the years to come," added Srinivasan.

The 1093 world cup winning captain said that being the parent body BCCI should be respected.

Kapil will now be entitled to Rs. 1 crore as a part of BCCI's one-time benefit scheme and he will also start receiving pension once again. His arrears will also be cleared.

By Indian Sports News Network