Former Indian cricket team star and 1983 World Cup-winning team member, Roger Binny, has been named as the 36th president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). His appointment as the BCCI President was announced at the Board’s AGM in Mumbai. The 67-year-old succeeds former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
Binny was the only candidate who had filed nomination for the post of BCCI president. The next set of office-bearers was just a formality as all will be elected unopposed.
Quick facts about Roger Binny
- Former Karnataka State Cricket Association President
- One of the architects of India’s historic World Cup triumph in 1983.
- Took 18 wickets in eight games, the highest in that edition of the tournament
- Former member of senior selection committee
Saurav Ganguly was keen to continue as BCCI President
Meanwhile, according to an earlier PTI report, Ganguly held a series of meetings with the stakeholders in New Delhi, last week. He was keen to continue as BCCI President but was told that there is no precedence of giving a second term to the Board president.
“Sourav was offered IPL chairmanship but he politely declined the offer. His logic was that he cannot accept becoming head of a sub-committee in BCCI after heading the same institution. He had expressed interest in continuing in the position,” a BCCI source told PTI.