Former all-rounder Roger Binny has become the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Binny was elected President on Tuesday at the Board’s AGM. He will replace Sourav Ganguly. BCCI’s AGM 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.
Binny was the Only Candidate
Binny, 67, was the only candidate to file for nomination for the post of BCCI President. He won the election unopposed. Binny had been the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association in his recent tenure and will now step down from the state body once he becomes the BCCI president.
First Anglo Indian to Play for Team India
Roger Binny, 67, is a former player of the Indian cricket team. 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 the 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.
Most Successful Bowler in the 1983 World Cup
Roger Binny was part of the Indian cricket team in 1983. He played an important role in the team. Binny was the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup. Binny took 18 wickets in the tournament.
Won India Under-19 Cup in 2000
Roger Binny has held many positions in Indian cricket. In the year 2000, Binny won the World Cup as the coach of the Indian Under-19 cricket team. After this, Binny became the head coach of the West Bengal team in 2007.
Roger Binny became the selector of the Indian cricket team in 2012 after being part of the management team of the Karnataka Cricket Association.
Son following Father’s Path
After seeing the glory of Roger Binny, his son Stuart Binny also followed in his footsteps. Stuart Binny made his cricket career as an all-rounder like his father. Stuart Binny played in IPL for Mumbai, Bangalore, and Rajasthan teams. In addition, Stuart played 6 Tests, 14 ODIs, and 3 T20 matches for the Indian cricket team.
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