Roger Binny replaces Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President | Cricket News


MUMBAI: World Cup winner Roger Inside was elected as the 36th president of the BCCI on Tuesday, taking over from Sourav Ganguly to run the world’s richest cricket board.
Binny (67) was elected unopposed at his AGM (general annual meeting) next door. Jay Shahwho was re-elected for a second consecutive term as the secretary.
The other office bearers who were elected unopposed include treasurer Ashish Shelar, vice president Rajeev Shukla and joint secretary Devjit Saikia.
Binny, who played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India, takes charge ahead of the ODI tournament in India next year.

However, there was no discussion about the chairmanship of International Cricket Council (ICC). The next ICC chairman will be elected at the council meeting in Melbourne next month.
“As far as India’s representative at 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 said .
The BCCI is unlikely to nominate its own candidate for the ICC chairman’s position with the October 20 nomination deadline approaching.

Ravi Shastri on Roger Binny as BCCI President

Ravi Shastri on Roger Binny as BCCI President

Arun Dhumal appointed as IPL chairman
Outgoing treasurer Arun Dhumal was elected to the IPL Governing Council along with Avishek Dalmiya. Dhumal became the new IPL chairman, replacing Brijesh Patel.
“The members of the General Body appreciated the efforts of the outgoing office-bearers, IPL Board of Control Chairman and Members, and Board Members for the work undertaken during their tenure,” the BCCI said in a statement.
MKJ Majumdar was elected in the BCCI Apex Council as the representative of the General Body.


BCCI’s 91st Annual General Meeting in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)
Women’s IPL approved
The General Body has also approved the first Women’s IPL which will consist of five teams and will be held in March.
“How the teams will be sold and how the tournament will be run will soon be decided by the GC,” said a source.


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