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Roger Binny named 36th president of BCCI, to replace Sourav Ganguly


Former star of the Indian cricket team and member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny was on October 18 elected as the 36th chairman of the Control Board of Cricket in India (BCCI).

Binny’s appointment was announced at the BCCI Congress in Mumbai as he replaced former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

The former Indian cricket star, now 67, is the only candidate who has submitted a nomination for the BCCI presidency.

Aside from Binny, the next series of office-bearers polls is a mere formality as they are all set to be elected not applicable.

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“The following members were elected as the new BCCI Office Bearers: (a) Chairman: Mr. Roger Binny (b) Vice Chairman: Mr. Rajeev Shukla (c) Secretary: Mr. Jay Shah (d) General Secretary : Mr. Devajit Saikia (e) Treasurer: Mr. Ashish Shelar,” the BCCI statement stated.

“A Joint Body representative has been elected on the BCCI Apex Board: (a) Mr. MKJ Majumdar. Two representatives on the Indian Premier League Board have been elected: (a) Mr. Arun Singh Dhumal; and (b) Mr. Avishek Dalmiya,” added Binny.

Binny was the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association during his latest term and has served as a member of the senior selection committee in the past when Sandeep Patil was the president.

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