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Dhanraj Nathwani Unanimously Elected President of Gujarat Cricket Association

Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani was today unanimously elected President of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA). Nathwani, who served as deputy chairman, will take over the post vacated by union home minister Amit Shah, who succeeded former chief minister Narendra Modi as GCA chairman.

GCA also announced that Hemantbhai Contractor will be the Vice President, Anilbhai Patel will be the Secretary, Mayurbhai Patel will be the Joint Secretary and Bharat Zaveri will be the Treasurer with immediate effect. Commenting on his appointment, Nathwani said, “I consider it a great honor to be appointed President of GCA. I am grateful to our Past Presidents, Amit Shah and Jay Shah and the members of the Association for given the opportunity to serve the noble game of cricket in Gujarat.I am determined to accelerate their vision, and that of our former President and Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to spread the sport to the remote areas of Gujarat and to work to develop infrastructure and create opportunities for talented boys and girls at the grassroots level.”

A keen cricket and sports enthusiast, Nathwani played a key role in the development of the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, the largest of its kind in the world, which spans 63 acres and can accommodate over 1.3 lakh of fans. A graduate of Regent’s Business School in London, where he studied international business, Nathwani holds an MBA with a specialization in corporate law and public relations management from the National Institute of Management. Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is the governing body for the development and organization of cricket in the state of Gujarat with 10 districts and a union territory under its wing which includes Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Bharuch, Surat , Valsad (Bulsar), Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Panchmahals, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli. GCA is a permanent member of BCCI. (ANI)

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