“BCCI Is In Great Hands”, Sourav Ganguly Wishes Roger Binny

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricketer and outgoing  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly wished newly appointed BCCI President Roger Binny good luck for being selected as the new board chief.

Ganguly Wishes Roger Binny

The former India captain also stated that the new office bearers of BCCI will take the Indian Cricket governing council forward.

“I wish Roger (Binny) all the best. The new group will take this forward. BCCI is in great hands. Indian cricket is strong so I wish them all the luck,” said Ganguly.

Earlier, Ganguly also expressed his thoughts on his tenure as the BCCI President. “I was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for five years. I have been president of BCCI for years. After all these terms, you have to leave and go. As an administrator, you have to contribute a lot and make things better for the team.

Me being a player, who was around for a long time, understood it. I enjoyed my time as an administrator thoroughly. You cannot play forever and you cannot remain in administration forever,” said Ganguly at an event earlier.

Ganguly is expected to contest for president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The former India captain was also offered the post of IPL Chairman which he denied.

Sourav Ganguly was the president of CAB from 2015 to 2019 before moving to the BCCI. The CAB polls are scheduled to be held on October 31.

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.

New BCCI President
Roger Binny

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.