Roger Binny
Roger Binny. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Roger Binny has been appointed as the brand new president of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI). He’s the 36th president of the BCCI and can succeed Sourav Ganguly within the function. The official announcement was made on Tuesday, October 18, after the conclusion of the BCCI’s Annual Normal Assembly.

Notably, the 67-year-old Roger Binny was the one contender for the presidential function. The election of the upcoming group of officeholders was merely a formality since they’ll all be elected with out opposition. Binny, who most lately served because the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation, will now vacate his submit throughout the state group.

Binny was part of India’s historic 1983 world cup successful squad and performed an important function in main India to a win. He recorded essentially the most wickets in that yr’s premier occasion (18) in simply eight video games. When Sandeep Patil held the chairman’s place, Binny had then served as a member of the senior choice committee.

In keeping with the up to date guidelines established by the Supreme Court docket, Ganguly, who assumed the job of BCCI president in 2019, was certified for an extension. He apparently did not obtain assist from different members, although. It’s believed that after his discussions with the stakeholders, he discovered {that a} second time period continues to be unbelievable.

Binny achieves a singular feat

There was a two-day interval (October 11–12) put aside for submitting nomination purposes in particular person. October 14 was formally the final date for withdrawing names, and the candidates have been set to be introduced a day later. On October 15, the candidates for the election have been introduced, and the checklist included only one identify. Thus, on October 18, there was a easy formality within the election and declarations and Binny was named the President.

The 91st annual normal assembly of the board was attended by the secretary of the BCCI, Jay Shah, the vice-president, Rajeev Shukla, the treasurer, Arun Dhumal, and the outgoing president, Sourav Ganguly. Binny’s appointment makes him the first-ever former World Cup winner to function BCCI president.