BCCI AGM: Roger Binny becomes 36th BCCI President; no decision on board representative at ICC

Xtra Time Web Desk: As expected 1983 world cup winning Indian cricketer Roger Binny was appointed as the 36th BCCI President in the Annual Genral Meeting held in Mumbai on Tuesday. Roger Binny succeeded Sourav Ganguly as the new board president.  Binny, 67, was the only candidate to have filed nomination for the BCCI president’s post.

Binny, in his recent stint, was the Karnataka State Cricket Association President and will now leave his position in the state body. He has served as member of senior selection committee in the past when Sandeep Patil was the chairman. Whenever his son Stuart Binny’s name came up for discussion for selection in the Indian team, he would recuse himself from the proceedings.

The board members in the Annual General Meeting held in Mumbai on Tuesday could not decide on the new representative at International Cricket Council. The board members have decided to authorize the office-bearers to finalise India’s representative to the International Cricket Council and the reconstitution of the Cricket Advisory Committee.

But why was the name of the representative at ICC not decided in BCCI AGM. According to reports, the board hierarchy will take a call after the office bearers decide on the new name. The latest development comes after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her shock at Sourav Ganguly not getting an extension of his term as BCCI President. Mamata Banerjee also said that she would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter so that Ganguly can be the sent to the ICC as BCCI representative.

Two representatives in the Indian Premier League Governing Council were elected in the BCCI AGM. They were former BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal and former CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.

The General Body also approved to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League. It will be staged from next year with 6 teams.