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Kapil Dev is unanimously elected president of the Professional Golf Tour of India

Kapil Dev (Photo Credit: Twitter/@therealkapildev)

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 president of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). Kapil, who became a board member in 2021 and was also vice-president of PGTI, would take over from HR Srinivasan, whose tenure has come to an end. He had also introduced one of the most lucrative events, the Kapil Dev Grant Thornton Invitational tournament, a Rs 2 crore (approximately $240,000) golf event, into the PGTI calendar. Jay Shah, Kirti Azad and others celebrate the 41st anniversary of India’s 1983 World Cup victory.

“Indian professional golfers have been doing very well for a number of years. Today we have Indian professionals in most of the major Tours and we will have two golfers in the Olympics for the third time in a row. We have a strong tour and we hope in the coming years to become stronger,” said the 65-year-old.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 26, 2024 2:31 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website recently.com).