Kapil Dev inducted as board member of Skilled Golf Tour of India

Kapil Dev inducted as board member of Skilled Golf Tour of India

Dev, who captained India to World Cup glory in 1983, mentioned he would work for the event of golf within the nation.

Kapil Dev inducted as board member of Professional Golf Tour of India

File picture of former India captain Kapil Dev. Sportzpics

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev was on Monday inducted as one of many board members of the Skilled Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the sports activities physique mentioned.

Dev, who captained India to World Cup glory in 1983, mentioned he would work for the event of golf within the nation.

“I thank PGTI for permitting me to be part of their board. I’m extraordinarily completely happy to be part of PGTI and can do my greatest to advertise golf as a sport that’s doing nicely and has the potential to turn into one of the crucial coveted excursions in sports activities,” Dev mentioned in a PGTI launch.

“…it’s as much as all of us to advertise different sports activities together with golf. I want PGTI good luck for the upcoming occasions.”

Hailing the choice to incorporate Dev as a PGTI board member, ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh mentioned, “Mr Kapil Dev being inducted as a Board Member of the PGTI will open up numerous doorways for the PGTI. He is a sporting legend, a eager golfer and he has a imaginative and prescient so will probably be nice to see his expertise come into play for the good thing about Indian skilled golf.”

In the meantime, the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021, to be collectively organised by the TATA Metal PGTI and Prometheus College, Noida, will start on the scenic Golden Greens Golf Membership in Gurugram on Tuesday. The Professional-Am occasion will likely be staged on 20 March.

The event, the tenth occasion of the 2020-21 PGTI season, carries a prize purse of Rs 30 lakh. Golfers will earn Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) factors as they’ll enhance their probabilities of qualification for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

The event is predicted to see a few of the prime Indian professionals in motion akin to Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa and Khalin Joshi together with 10-time PGTI winner Udayan Mane and PGTI Order of Benefit chief Karandeep Kochhar.

The race for qualification for Tokyo Olympics has entered an thrilling section with simply over three months remaining earlier than the deadline of 21 June. Rashid Khan (306), Udayan Mane (317), Karandeep Kochhar (348) and Chikkarangappa (349) are the 4 highest-ranked Indians on this planet.

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