India news December 28, 2013

PR Ashokanand named new KSCA president

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former first-class cricketer PR Ashokanand has taken over as president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, filling the vacancy created by the death of Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former KSCA president.

Wadiyar had died on December 10, a few days after reclaiming the post of the association's president. Ashokanand, one of KSCA's elected vice-presidents, was unanimously nominated to take over as president at a managing committee meeting.

Ashokanand played first-class cricket between 1957 and 1972, representing Hyderabad, Madras and Mysore. He scored 2410 runs in 62 matches at an average of 26.77 and took 14 wickets with his medium pace, at 30.78.