The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA), has appointed Shishir Hattangadi as CEO of the association. He will join as CEO of the association from March 6, 2020.
With reference to the Constitutional requirement of appointing a CEO in association, the Baroda Cricket Association had initiated a search for a competent candidate as CEO. The association started the exercise by releasing an advertisement in newspaper for the same. The association received about 150 applications from various candidates, out of which 50 candidates were shortlisted in the primary round. While 10 candidates were identified out of the 50 candidates.
A special selection committee comprising of the President Pranav Amin, Secretary Ajit Lele and Joint Secretary Parag Patel from BCA interviewed the candidates and uninamously selected Shishir Hattangadi for the post of the CEO. Shishir Hattangadi has been a first class cricketer on the field, while off the field he is a motivator, mentor, commentator, cricket management professional and administrator.
With a First Class career of over a decade representing Mumbai in the domestic championships, he was an opening batsman and played 60 first class matches. He
captained Mumbai at all levels from junior cricket to University cricket Under 22 and the Ranji Trophy. He received the Chatrapati Shivaji Award for his contribution from Maharashtra Government in year1989. He has gone on to develop talent scout programs where he has made structural changes in cricket development programs, thereby creating a structure for development of young cricketers (growing up to the game).
Hattangadi has served as Selector in Mumbai Cricket Association and Senior Selector at Cricket Improvement Committee. He held various positions in the IPL, and has served Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians as Director-Cricket. He has been responsible for cricket management and structuring the Franchisee with the owners on cricketing, marketing, legal and execution matters. He has focussed on bridging the gap between cricketing operations and owner management.
Apart from Cricket and Sports Management, he has worked on senior positions with Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Group and various other leading corporates. His strength lies in his ability to work with people, his clarity in communication and his thought process.
He has been appointed for a tenure of two years. As a CEO, his focus will be to take BCA and cricket to the next level. He will also develop various strategies for the development of cricket and cricketers and will execute successfully.