Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev has been named the new President of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). The 1993 cricket World Cup victor is an avid amateur golfer. At 65, Kapil Dev previously served as the Vice-President of the PGTI and now assumes this crucial role to enhance and advance Indian professional golf, working closely with the PGTI's core team. "It is a privilege to be appointed as the President of PGTI, an entity I have been affiliated with for several years. It is a players' organization, and I share a strong bond with all its members, often joining them for games," remarked Dev, a legendary figure in Indian cricket. "Now, golf is where I dedicate most of my time. Having been a Vice-President and serving on the board, it is an honor to be elected by the players as President. I pledge to give my utmost, as I always have. What brings me additional joy is the prospect of spending more time with my golfing peers and playing more," he continued. Kapil Dev maintains strong ties in the golfing community and also organizes the Grant Thornton Invitational at the DLF Golf and Country Club. "Golf is a fantastic sport. It is playable at any age and offers incredible relaxation," he noted. "Although I am frequently engaged with cricket, it is on the golf course where I seek relaxation. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to golf and aim to elevate it to new heights," Dev concluded.