Roger Binny appointed BCCI President, replaces Sourav Ganguly: Details here
Former Indian all-rounder, Roger Binny, has succeeded Sourav Ganguly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President. His appointment was confirmed at the BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. Notably, Binny was the only candidate to have filed a nomination for the post. He has been named the 36th president of the cricket board. Here are further details.
Why does this story matter?
- Ganguly, who took over as the BCCI president in 2019, was eligible to extend his role as per Supreme Court's revised norms.
- However, he reportedly didn't get the backing from other members.
- According to PTI, the former India captain wanted to continue with his role.
- However, after his meetings with the stakeholders, he was informed that a second term remains out of the question.
Binny, India's 1983 World Cup hero!
Binny helped India win the historic 1983 World Cup. The former right-arm seamer finished as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, having claimed 18 wickets at 18.66. He represented India in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs. Binny finished with 124 wickets and 1,459 runs with the bat. Binny was also the coach of the 2000 Under-19 World Cup-winning team.
A look at the developments
As per reports, the news of Ganguly not continuing with his role as president comes after a recent meeting involving top BCCI officials, including N Srinivasan, former BCCI president, in New Delhi. It was followed by another meeting at the residence of a top BJP leader. Notably, the tenure of Ganguly as the top chief ends this month.
Binny was the only candidate to file nomination
A two-day window (October 11-12) was held for filing of nomination applications (in person). The nominated candidates were supposed to be announced a day later, with October 14 being the date for the withdrawal of nominations (in person). The contesting candidates were named on October 15 (Binny). The election and declarations, "a mere formality", took place on October 18.
Who will be the other office bearers?
The current treasurer, Arun Dhumal, will replace Brijesh Patel as the new Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman. Ashish Shelar will take over the position of treasurer from Dhumal. Meanwhile, Rajeev Shukla will continue as the vice president of the board. Jay Shah has received another term as the board's secretary. Assam Cricket Association's Devajit Saikia will replace Jayesh George as the joint secretary.