Former India cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin expressed his happiness over the appointment of Roger Binny as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President on Tuesday.
Azharuddin Praises Roger Binny
Azharuddin praises Binny as a good man and recalls his days playing alongside him saying he has fond memories of playing with him.
He also informed the board’s decision regarding India’s contender for the top ICC post and noted that no discussion took place on it, with the BCCI looking to decide on it later.
“He (Roger Binny) is a nice man. I have played a lot of cricket with him and we have fond memories. No discussions took place on the ICC chairman post today, the board will decide later,” said the former Indian captain.
Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny has been appointed as the 36th President of the BCCI President while Jay Shah continues as the secretary. Binny, who represented India in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs, has also served as a member of the national selection committee.
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). Outgoing treasurer Arun Dhumal will be the new IPL chairman as Birjesh Patel will turn 70 next month.
Binny was known for his impressive bowling performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup where he was the highest wicket-taker (18 wickets) and in the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia where he repeated this feat (17 wickets).
Binny started his international career on his home ground, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in the first Test of the 1979 home series against Pakistan.