NKP Salve who had been the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) when India won the World Cup in 1983, has died aged 91 in New Delhi. He is credited with helping India and Pakistan win rights to hosting the 1987 World Cup.
N Srinivasan current BCCI president said. His contribution to Indian cricket, as President of the BCCI, can never be forgotten, it was during his tenure that we won the World Cup for the first time, in 1983. It was also due to his initiative that the World Cup was co-hosted by India and Pakistan, in 1987.
Thus, he was responsible for the World Cup becoming the ‘global’ event that it is today. NKP Salve is a former Union Minister, passed away early this morning at a private hospital here due to age-related problems. He was 90.
He is survived by son Harish Salve, an eminent advocate, and daughter Arundhati. His wife had predeceased him some time back. And he had also been a minister at the Centre in charge of steel and some other ministries.
On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to extend my condolences to the Salve family. Indian cricket has lost one of its pillars.
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