Deepak Parekh has a diverse combination of skills and experience to be appointed as special advisor for IPL VII which will in turn result in a well-rounded senior management team setting the direction for a better and bigger league was how Sunil Gavaskar introduced him.
Gavaskar, interim president BCCI-IPL requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India to get Deepak Parekh for the 2014 season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League. Parekh the chairman of HDFC is also a common face on multiple corporate boards in India along with being an ardent cricket lover with tested and exceptional management skills.
Parekh will be a special invitee to the IPL Governing Council meetings. While accepting his appointment Parekh stated that he was excited to be invited to be a part of the IPL and looking forward to fulfilling the challenging new role of an IPL senior advisor to Mr Gavaskar to strengthen the Indian Premier League.