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BCCI AGM 2022: Former cricketer Roger Binny elected 36th BCCI new president, replaces Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi: Roger Binny, a former star of the Indian cricket team and a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, was on Tuesday (October 17) appointed the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). His appointment was announced at the BCCI AGM in Mumbai. Binny has replaced former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Roger Binny, a former star of the Indian cricket team and a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, was on Tuesday (October 17) appointed the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). His appointment was announced at the BCCI AGM in Mumbai. Binny has replaced former India captain Sourav Ganguly. Roger Binny, 67, was the only candidate to file nomination for the post of BCCI President.

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Jay Shah will continue to serve as the BCCI Secretary. Arun Dhumal will vacate the post of Treasurer. Ashish Shelar has been given the responsibility of treasurer. Rajiv Shukla will be the vice-president while Devjit Saikia will be the joint secretary. Outgoing treasurer Arun Dhumal will be the new chairman of IPL.

Roger Binny was the president of Karnataka State Cricket Association in his recent tenure and will now step down from his position in the state body. The medium pacer is one of the heroes of India’s historic World Cup victory in 1983. He took 18 wickets in 8 matches during the World Cup, the most in that edition of the prestigious tournament.

Roger Binny appeared in 27 Tests and 72 One Day Internationals for India during 1979–87. He made his international debut in the year 1979 through the Bangalore Test against Pakistan. Binny took 47 wickets at an average of 3.63 in his Test career.

At the same time, 77 wickets are recorded in his name in One Day International at an average of 29.35. Roger Binny was adept at contributing a lot with the bat as well. He has 830 runs in Tests and 629 runs in One Day Internationals in his name.

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