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Legendary Indian Captain Kapil Dev Unanimously Elected As PGTI President | Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News – N.F Times

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, who led India to its first World Cup victory in 1983, is set to usher in a new era for Indian golf as he has been unanimously elected as the president of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

Kapil, who became a board member in 2021 and has also served as a vice president of PGTI, would be taking over from H R Srinivasan, whose tenure has come to an end.

“Indian pro golfers have been doing very well for quite a few years. Today we have Indian pros in most of the big Tours and we will have two golfers at the Olympics for the third time in succession. We have a strong tour and we hope to become stronger in the next few years,” the 65-year-old said.

He had also introduced one of the most lucrative events, the Kapil Dev Grant Thornton Invitational tournament, an INR 2 crore (approximately $240,000) golf event, into the PGTI calendar.

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