Adding another feather to his glittering career, ace sports administrator and former National cricketer Ranjeet Kalra has been appointed as Advisor to the Government of Union Territory of Lakshadweep .The order in this regard was issued by the Lieutenant Governor, Administrator of Lakshadweep Sh Farooq Khan here today.
Ranjeet Kalra is a former national cricketer and presently the Member of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Member of the J&K Government State Sports Council headed by the Chief Minister. He is currently also holding the charge of Vice-Chairman of J&K Govt. Sports Council of Jammu.
Ranjeet Kalra is also the Member of the National BCCI Media Managers Group and has remained the Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association Media Committee and the Chairman of the J&K Government State Sports Council Media Cell.
He also remained the Member of the Queens National Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India.
He was the member of the Central Organizing Committee of the Kashmir Premier League and Jammu Premier league the biggest Cricket Tournaments so far , organized by Indian Army .
Kalra with an experience of more than 15-years in active sports and later around 16-years in Sports administration also serves on the Management Committee of the Govt. of India, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Centres in J&K.
In addition Ranjeet Kalra also serves as Special Invitee on the Governing Council of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Sports Complex ,Katra, J&K along with Arjunaa Awardee Ashwani Nachhappa and Olympians Sanjeeva Singh and Sanresh Jang. The Shrine board is headed by Governor J&K.
Kalra also remained the Government Observer of the 35th National Games of India, in Kerala.
Ranjeet Kalra has also served as Chairman of the Government Sports Council of Doda a far flung region of Jammu Kashmir.
Kalra has won wide acclaim for recently organizing the Prime Ministers Narinder Modis “Khelo India Games in J&K ” in his capacity of being VC Sports Council Jammu.
Ranjeet Kalra in 2015 was nominated as the Chairman of the High level State Committee with the mandate to monitor and liaison with the Union Sports Ministry, New Delhi the various Central Sports Scheme being implemented in Jammu Kashmir.
He has also twice remained the Manager of the J&K Ranji Trophy Cricket team and Served as the Member of the Sports Advisory committee to University of Jammu.
Kalra is also the Vice President of the State Basketball Association , the J&K Wushu Association and the Taekwondo (Martial Arts).