Roger Binny Elected Unopposed New President of BCCI

Roger binny elected as bcci president

Sports Desk, Delhi Magazine: Former Indian cricketer and a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny has elected as the new President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The decision was taken at the annual general meeting of BCCI on Tuesday. Earlier, Sourav Ganguly was holding this post since 2019.

BCCI’s 91st Annual general meeting took place at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Secretary Jay Shah, former President Sourav Ganguly, Vice President Rajiv Shukla, Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal and Roger Binny were also present in the meeting.

Elected without any Oppose

This 67-year-old former cricketer (Roger Binny) was the lone candidate for the post of BCCI President. In such a situation, he has been elected unopposed as the new President of BCCI. Roger Binny is the President of Karnataka State Cricket Association but he will leave the post as soon as he becomes the BCCI President. This election of office bearers was only a formality, as they were bound to be elected unopposed. Roger Binny has become the 36th President of BCCI.

Rogger binny new bcci president

Cricket Career of Roger Binny

It may be noted that Roger Binny, who made his international debut in 1979 in the Bengaluru Test against Pakistan, has represented India in 27 Tests and 72 One Day Internationals from 1979 to 1987. He took 47 wickets in Test career at an average of 3.63 and 77 wickets in ODIs. Apart from this, he also scored 830 runs in Tests and 629 runs in ODIs.

First Anglo-Indian player

He was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. Binny was the first Anglo-Indian player to play in the Indian cricket team. Roger Binny scored 211 runs for Karnataka team against Kerala in 1977. After this his name started running in domestic cricket. All-rounder Binny made his debut for the national team against Pakistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in 1979. He has played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for the Indian team. Roger Binny played his last match against Australia on 9 October 1987.

Binny dismissed Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad in the opening overs in the first innings of his third Test against Pakistan in Mumbai. Thanks to his brilliant bowling, India won the match by 131 runs.

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Son Stuart Binny also followed Father’s footstep.

After seeing the glory of Roger Binny, his son Stuart Binny also followed in his footsteps. Like his father, Stuart Binny made his cricket career as an all-rounder. Stuart Binny played in IPL for Mumbai, Bangalore and Rajasthan team. In addition, Stuart played 6 Tests, 14 ODIs and 3 T20 matches for the Indian cricket team.

Delhi Magazine Team

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