Roger Binny Elected BCCI President at 91st Annual General Meeting

Roger Binny becomes the first World Cup-winner to become the president of the BCCI.

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Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny has been appointed as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 67-year-old was elected unopposed during BCCI’s annual general meeting (AGM), which was held on Tuesday, 18 October, at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah, departing president Sourav Ganguly, treasurer Arun Dhumal and vice-president Rajeev Shukla were all present at the 91st annual general meeting of the board. With his appointment, Binny becomes the first-ever former World Cup-winning to become BCCI’s president.


Jay Shah has been re-inducted as the secretary of the board, while it now remains to be seen whether the BCCI will field a candidate for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) elections.

Among the other decisions taken during the meeting, Arun Singh Dhumal vacated his position as tha treasurer of the board and was appointed as a member of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council. Avishek Dalmiya, the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), was also appointed as an IPL Governing Council member.

Ashish Shelar, the former chief of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), took over as the new treasurer, with former secretary of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), Devajit Saikia was appointed as the joint-secretary. Assam M Khairul Jamal Majumdar was appointed as an Apex Council member.

Besides confirming the new appointments, the BCCI also approved to conduct the inaugural edition of the Women's IPL in 2023.


Roger Binny – An Important Member of the Class of ‘83

A former all-rounder and an important member of Kapil Dev’s ‘Class of ’83,’ Binny, who is the first Scottish-origin Anglo-Indian to play for the Indian national team, has 1459 runs and 124 wickets to his name in international cricket. He was the leading wicket-taker in the 1983 Cricket World Cup with 18 scalps for the Indian team.

Prior to being appointed as the BCCI chief, he was working as the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. Binny has also been associated with BCCI previously, in the role of a member of Sandeep Patil’s selection panel.

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