Former Indian cricket team star and 1983 World Cup winning team member Roger Binny is likely to replace Sourav Ganguly as the next BCCI president, sources told IndiNews. Binny is currently working as a functionary in the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).
He has previously served as a member of the BCCI selection committee. Sources said that Ganguly, the former India captain who became the BCCI President in October, 2019, is likely to be named as the next International Cricket Council (ICC) president.
The BCCI elections will be held in Mumbai on October 18, while nominations can be filed on October 11 and 12. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on October 13 and candidates can withdraw their nominations till October 14.
Also, according to sources, Jay Shah is likely to continue as the BCCI secretary and represent India in the ICC. Sources further said that Rajeev Shukla is the front runner in the race to become the next Vice President of BCCI.
Assam Cricket Association secretary Devjit Saikia along with Delhi and District Cricket Association chief Rohan Jaitley are likely to join the race for the joint secretary post. Ashish Sailor and current BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal are likely to contest for the treasurer’s post. According to sources, the name of Dhumal as the next IPL chairman is also being discussed.
Earlier news agency ANI reported that Binny was named as the representative of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Thursday instead of KSCA in the BCCI’s draft electoral roles for the October 18 elections (posted on the BCCI website) and KSCA. Appeared at the Annual General Meeting. Secretary Santosh Menon. All this gave rise to speculations about the former seamer being the front-runner for the post of BCCI President.
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