The International Cricket Council today honored Inderjit Bindra, the ICC’s Principal Advisor, with a volunteer medal for his services to cricket during the innings break of the second one-day international between England and Australia in Cardiff on Thursday.

ICC President David Morgan presented the medal which is one of over a thousand medals that were struck to commemorate servants of the game during the ICC’s Centenary Year which was celebrated last year.

The medals are an expression of gratitude for the unsung work of those volunteers who ensure cricket is a great sport with a great spirit.

Mr Morgan said: “It is with great pleasure that one of my final acts as ICC President is to have awarded Inderjit Bindra with an ICC Centenary medal for his hard work and services to cricket and the International Cricket Council.

“Inderjit has provided an outstanding service to the sport of cricket globally as someone who has been involved in the ICC since 1993, as a President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and as an advisor of the ICC to name but a few of his achievements.

“The medals are a reflection that cricket, like all other sports, could not survive without the selfless acts on behalf of the game by countless volunteers – coaches, curators, scorers, drivers, security personnel and the such.

“The volunteers are instrumental in preserving cricket’s special values as well as sustaining and developing the game at the grassroots and nurturing the stars of the future.”

Mr Bindra has been involved in Indian cricket for over three decades. He has acted as President of the BCCI and presided over the Punjab Cricket Association as well as overseen the development of cricket in India and across the globe.

Since 2008, Bindra has sat on the ICC’s board as its Principal Advisor and has been involved in the push for development of cricket across the USA and China.