BCCI Elections: Sourav Ganguly handed over the BCCI presidency to Roger Binny at the BCCI AGM meeting in Mumbai. As previously reported, the 1983 World Cup winner was elected unopposed, while Jay Shah remains Secretary. The other unanimously elected BCCI office bearers are secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Ashish Shelar, vice president Rajeev Shukla, and secretary Devajit Saikia (joint secretary). Arun Dhumal, the outgoing treasurer, will be the new IPL chairman.
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Former India pacer, who was a part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team Roger Binny is the new BCCI President replacing Sourav Ganguly. Former pacer Roger Binny is said to be the frontrunner to succeed Ganguly as BCCI president, with Jay Shah remaining as secretary.
The much-debated departure of Ganguly from the BCCI has already sparked interest not only in the sporting but also in the political arena, and it will be interesting to see if the former captain is considered for the top job.
The name of the former India pacer appeared on the BCCI’s Draft Electoral Rolls (on the BCCI’s website) as a representative of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, rather than KSCA secretary Santosh Menon.
This has fueled speculation that Binny will be the next BCCI president.
The nominations can be filled out on October 11 and 12, the nominations will be scrutinized on October 13, and candidates can withdraw their nominations no later than October 14. On October 18, elections will be held here.
Binny was the first Anglo-Indian of Scottish ancestry to play for India. Stuart Binny, his son, followed in his father’s footsteps, playing state cricket for the Karnataka cricket team and international cricket for the India national cricket team.
Roger Binny, as he was known, was a cricketing all-rounder best known for his impressive bowling performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, where he was the highest wicket-taker (18 wickets), and his repeat performance in the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia, where he repeated this feat (17 wickets).
On the other hand, in 2021, Devajit Saikia was appointed as the 18th Advocate General of Assam. Devajit Saikia, who served as Vice-President of the Assam Cricket Association from 2016 to 2019, and as Secretary of the Gauhati Town Club from June 29, 2008 to the present, began his career with the NF Railways (August 1989-July 1991), followed by a long tenure with the Reserve Bank of India (1991-1996).