New Delhi: Indian veteran cricketer Chetan Chauhan and BJP MP, Chetan Chauhan, was named as the Chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) on Saturday.

This ‘bizarre’ appointment was received under Chauhan’s warranting that he was an international sportsman and had experience in banking. “I worked with the Bank of Baroda as a Scale-4 officer based in Delhi. For 23 years, I spent quality time in banking,” said the retired cricketer, who is also a vice president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and senior official in the BCCI.

Chetan Chauhan is also an owner of a cricket academy and a printing press.

The chairman of the NIFT, according to the NIFT Act of 2006, is supposed to be someone who is “an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, to be nominated by the Visitor.”

The term of the appointed chairman is for three years.