Roger Binny named as the new Indian Cricket Board president
Roger Binny takes over as the 36th Indian Cricket Board president from Sourav Ganguly
Roger Binny, the former Indian Cricket Team star player and part of India’s inaugural World Series winning contingent in 1983, was selected as the 36th president of the Indian Cricket Board on Tuesday, October 18. His appointment for the most prestigious post of the World’s richest Cricket Board was announced at the AGM in Mumbai. Binny replaces the former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly for the post. The 67-year-old was the only one who filed a nomination for the BCCI’s president’s post.
The election of the next set of office bearers was just a formality as all posts were set to be elected unopposed.
Previously Binny has served in the Senior Selection Committee under the chairman of Sandeep Patil.
Binny in his recent trial was the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and now will terminate his position in the state body. The medium pacer was one of the architects of India’s triumph at the 1983 World Series. He took 18 wickets in eight of the games he played which were the highest in that season of the marquee event.
The ex-president Sourav Ganguly had a brief meeting with the stakeholders in New Delhi last week. The 50-year-old was curious to continue as the Indian Cricket Board president but he was shown the exit path as no precedence there to give a second term for the post.
"Sourav was offered Indian T20 League chairmanship but he politely declined the offer. His logic was that he cannot accept becoming head of a sub-committee in the Indian Cricket Board after heading the same institution. He had expressed interest in continuing in the position," the Indian Cricket Board source said.
As soon as Ganguly made his decision not to take the Indian T20 League’s post, the Himachal man Arun Dhumal was promoted to the position of chairman alongside Jay Shah, secretary, of the Indian Cricket Board who was also regarded as the most efficient man among the cabinet members.
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