World Cup winner Roger Binny was yesterday elected as the 36th President of the BCCI, taking over from Sourav Ganguly, to run the world’s richest Cricket Board.
Binny, 67, was elected unopposed at its AGM (Annual General Meeting) here alongside Jay Shah, who was re-elected as the Secretary for a second successive term.
The other office-bearers who were elected unopposed included Treasurer Ashish Shelar, Vice-President Rajeev Shukla and Joint Secretary Devjit Saikia.
Binny, in his recent stint, was the Karnataka State Cricket Association President and will now leave his position in the State body.
Binny, who played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India, takes charge ahead of the ODI World Cup in India next year. However, there was no discussion on the Chairmanship of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The next ICC Chairman will be elected during the Board meeting in Melbourne next month.
“As far as India’s representative to the ICC is concerned, it will be decided by the office-bearers. There was no discussion on the ICC Chairmanship. Only matters on the agenda were discussed,” a State unit official who attended the AGM said.
It is unlikely that the BCCI will nominate its own candidate for the ICC Chairman’s position, with the Oct. 20 nomination deadline approaching.