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Roger Binny likely to be successor of Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president; Jay Shah to remain secretary 

The 1983 World Cup-winning all-rounder Roger Binny played a key role in India’s victory under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, likely to succeed Sourav Ganguly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's next president.

By wasmulhaq 
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Mumbai: The 1983 World Cup-winning all-rounder Roger Binny played a key role in India’s victory under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Binny was an underrated player of his time, ready to perform in all situations. He is most likely to succeed Sourav Ganguly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s next president.

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Meanwhile, Jay Shah is expected to keep his position as BCCI secretary. According to the sources, the discussions took place on Monday in Mumbai during a BCCI internal meeting before the elections, which are set to take place on October 18.

Roger Binny, who was a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, is gearing up to submit his nomination for the post of BCCI chief on Tuesday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, candidates who are running for a BCCI office-bearer position may submit their nominations.

Meanwhile, talk is in the air that senior administrator Rajeev Shukla will remain as the vice president of the board while Ashish Sellar is expected to take over as the new treasurer, replacing Arun Singh Dhumal.

As a cricket administrator, Roger Binny has served as the senior national men’s team selector in the past. Binny’s name was included on the selection panel when the team for the 2015 World Cup was picked.

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Notably, Binny’s name appeared in the draft electoral list for the BCCI elections earlier in the month, and he was also named as Karnataka State Cricket Association’s representative for the BCCI AGM.

Roger Binny has a decent amount of international cricket experience. Once, he was the leading all-rounder in the Indian cricket team after Kapil Dev. He played a decisive role in India’s success in the 1983 World Cup. He represented India in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs from 1979 to 1987.

 

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