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Roger Binny Officially Appointed As New BCCI President

Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny has been appointed as the new BCCI President while Jay Shah continues as the secretary.

Roger Binny was Named as New BCCI President

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.

Jay Shah
Jay Shah

Earlier, Sourav Ganguly – the outgoing BCCI president arrived at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai along with Binny and former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

On being removed as the BCCI president, Ganguly recently said at an event, “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.”

However, there was no discussion on the chairmanship of International Cricket Council (ICC). The next ICC chairman will be elected during the board meeting in Melbourne next month.

“As far as India’s representative to the ICC is concerned, it will be decided by the office-bearers. There was no discussion on the ICC chairmanship. Only matters on the agenda were discussed,” a state unit official who attended the AGM told PTI.

Who is Roger Binny?

Roger Binny is a former Indian international cricketer who was part of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning squad.

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.

Against bowlers of the caliber of Imran Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz, he performed creditably in his debut match scoring 46 runs. He was a useful swing bowler and one of the better fielders in the Indian team of that time.

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