Roger Binny Becomes New BCCI President After Ganguly’s Exit

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The former India all-rounder Roger Binny on Tuesday was elected as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during its 91st Annual General Meeting, here. Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, replaced former India skipper Sourav Ganguly in the post. The 67-year-old Binny has a lot of experience in cricket administration. He has served in different positions at the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) over the years and has been its president since 2019. Prior to that, he also was part of the KSCA administrations led by Patel and Anil Kumble (2010-12).

Notably, Mr. Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian Cricket Captain and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially announced his exit from the President’s post.  On the 13th of October, Thursday, speaking during an event, Mr. Sourav Ganguly said, “I was an administrator.  Will move on to something else.”

According to sources, Mr. Sourav Ganguly has fallen out of favour on the board and is reportedly ended his term on a ‘disappointing’ note.  Moreover, during the upcoming BCCI AGM and elections, scheduled on the 18th of October, most members of the outgoing administration are set to find places in the new dispensation.  Another major cause behind the exit of Mr. Sourav Ganguly is the fact that the BCCI members and board are not happy with his performance of Mr. Sourav Ganguly.  The report further said that Ganguly was told that his performance did not live up to the expectations although the official reason is that there is no precedent of a president holding two full terms.

Overall, the BCCI seems to have moved on from Ganguly which also means he is unlikely to be its candidate for the Indian Cricket Council (ICC) Chair, the election for which is next month.

After the exit of Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. Roger Binny, former India all rounder cricketer and 1983 World Cup hero, filed his nomination for the post of BCCI president.  Notably, Roger Binny got elected unopposed since no other candidate has emerged so far as his challenger.

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