Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny has been appointed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 18. Binny was officially elected as the 36th BCCI president unopposed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday in Mumbai.
Binny will succeed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, whose three-year tenure came to an end earlier this month.
Binny has represented India in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs. Binny is remembered for his performance in the 1983 World Cup. With 18 wickets, Binny was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
Binny’s most recent stint was as Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) President. As expected, he will leave his position as president at KSCA. Roger Binny has also been the coach of the Bengal Cricket Team. Apart from this, Binny has also been the selector of the Indian Cricket Team.
The special thing is that Roger Binny is India’s first Anglo-Indian cricketer.
The other BCCI office bearers, who were elected unanimously include Secretary Jay Shah, Ashish Shelar (Treasurer), Rajeev Shukla (Vice-president) and Devajit Saikia (Joint Secretary).
Two representatives were elected to the Indian Premier League Governing Council. Outgoing treasurer Arun Dhumal will be the new IPL chairman as Birjesh Patel will turn 70 next month. Avishek Dalmiya was the other representative elected to the Indian Premier League Governing Council. MKJ Majumdar was one representative of the General Body that was elected to the Apex Council of the BCCI.