Former India all-rounder Roger Binny is all set to be the next President of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for which the election will be held on Oct. 3 under the new constitution of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Roger Binny, 1983 World Cup Hero, had previously served as KSCA Vice President during the tenure of Brijesh Patel as Hon. Secretary and Anil Kumble as Hon. President.
So far, none from the opposition camp have announced their candidates for any of the office bearers and managing committee posts. According to sources, Roger Binny is certain to be elected unopposed as the President of KSCA.
Meanwhile, the team backed by Brijesh Patel has also finalised its list of candidates for posts of Hon. Secretary – Santosh Menon, Hon. Treasurer – Vinay Mruthyunjaya, Assistant Secretary – Shavir Tarapore (former International Cricket Umpire), Vice President – J. Abhiram, said sources.
The team has also finalised names of Shanti Swarup and V.N. Jaisingh as its candidates for Life Members category. Meanwhile, former Indian Women Cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy, Kota S. Kodandaram and former Karnataka Wicket Keeper Thilak Naidu will be contesting for the Managing Committee under Institution Membership category from Bengaluru. Sudhakar Rai, who is the current Chairman of KSCA Mysuru Zone, will be contesting for the Managing Committee from Mysuru Zone.
Similarly, D.S. Arun (Shivamogga Zone), Shashidhar (Tumakuru Zone), Sudhindra Shinde (Raichur Zone) and Ratan Kumar (Managaluru Zone) will be contesting for the Managing Committee from their respective zones.
However, the sources also said that the team was yet to decide on its candidate from Dharwad Zone.