Roger Binny has been elected as the new President of BCCI (the Board of Control for Cricket in India). The decision was taken at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI on Tuesday (18 October 2022) in Mumbai. Now Roger Binny will replace former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly as the 36th President of BCCI.
Apart from him, Jay Shah was unanimously elected as the Secretary of the Board for the second consecutive time. Apart from these two other office bearers who were elected unopposed include Treasurer Ashish Shelar, Vice President Rajiv Shukla, and Joint Secretary Devjit Saikia.
New President of BCCI Anglo-Indian
Roger Binny has been an all-rounder player in his time. He has also won the World Cup title for India in 1983. The new chairman of the cricket board is Anglo-Indian. His full name is Roger Michael Humphrey Binny. He was born in India and grew up there. His family is originally from Scotland, who later immigrated to India. Roger Binny, who lives in Bangalore, has held several positions.
Apart from being an all-rounder, he has also been a great out-swinger bowler. His son Stuart Binny has also played international matches for India. At the same time, his daughter-in-law Mayanti Langer is also a big name in sports anchoring. The new President of BCCI married his friend’s sister. He has three children. Laura and Lisa are the daughters and Stuart Binny is the son, known to everyone who knows cricket.
Controversy over the selection of son Stuart
Roger, who was in the post of selector in the BCCI for three years, came into controversy over the selection of his son Stuart. At that time he had said that he had walked out of the meeting when his son’s name came up with the selection committee.
However, on the other hand. It was also said that Stuart Binny’s cricketing career lasted only as long as his father Roger was on the selection committee. At that time Sandeep Patil was the Chief Selector.
Talking about the record of Roger Binny, he participated in 27 Tests and 72 One Day International matches for India during 1979-87 at the international level. He made his international debut in 1979 in the Bengaluru Test against Pakistan.
Binny is saying to have taken 47 wickets in his Test career at an average of 3.63. At the same time, in One Day International, he has 77 wickets at an average of 29.35. Apart from this, he has no answer even in batting.
He has 830 runs in Tests and 629 runs in One Day Internationals to his name. Let us tell you that Binny loves to play golf, loves nature, and spends time visiting his fields in his spare time.