Roger Binny, India’s 1983 World Cup hero, is set to succeed Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president, while Rajiv Shukla will remain vice-president, TOI has learned. While it is not yet clear, Jay Shah, who was also heavily tipped to be the new president, is expected to remain as BCCI secretary.
Binny and the other finalised candidates for office-bearer positions will file nominations on Tuesday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, candidates can file their nominations. The BCCI election, which is now merely a formality, will be held on October 18.
“Binny will be the BCCI’s new president.” Rajivji (Rajiv Shukla) will remain as VP,” according to a reliable source who arrived here on Monday.
“Binny will be the BCCI’s new president.” “Rajivji (Rajiv Shukla) will continue as VP,” a reliable source told this paper late Monday night, ahead of a formal meeting of the state representatives on Tuesday.
Binny’s attendance at this meeting confirmed earlier reports that he was vying for the presidency.
From 1979 to 1987, he played 27 Tests (47 wickets) and 72 One-Day Internationals (77 wickets). Of course, his crowning achievement was the 1983 World Cup, when he took 18 wickets in 8 games at an average of 18.66 (best bowling 4-29).
Of course, his crowning achievement was the 1983 World Cup, when he took 18 wickets in 8 games at an average of 18.66 (best bowling 4-29) to become the tournament’s highest wicket-taker and play a key role in India’s stunning victory.
The Times of India reported on October 8 that Binny could become the BCCI’s new president.
Binny, who has previously served as a national selector, sparked speculation that he was a surprise candidate for the coveted position when his name appeared on the BCCI’s Draft Electoral Rolls for the elections and the Annual General Meeting as a representative of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.