The Haryana Government has appointed cricket legend Kapil Dev, who traces his roots to Haryana, as the first Chancellor of Sports University, Rai (Sonepat).
The appointment of Kapil Dev, captain of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team, was announced by Haryana Youth and Sports Minister Anil Vij through a tweet on Saturday.
The Haryana Assembly at its Monsoon Session last month had created Haryana’s first sports university at Rai. Till now, a sports school had been functional at Rai.
Kapil will be the first Chancellor of the university, sources said, adding that the other staff, including the vice-chancellor, would be appointed soon.