Roger Binny Might Replace Sourav Ganguly As Next BCCI Chief: Reports

Ganguly might be chosen as the India’s representative for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman post.

Mumbai | Updated: 07 October, 2022 12:12 pm IST

Sourav Ganguly, the current president of the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI), is likely to vacate the top post of the cricketing body after October 18, according to reports.

Ganguly, who had become the BCCI chief in October 2019, is unlikely to contest the BCCI elections. He might be chosen as India’s representative for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman post.

Earlier, the former Indian skipper had served as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) between 2014 and 2019.

Roger Binny, the former Indian all-rounder, is tipped to be the next BCCI president after Ganguly. Binny, who is the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, was recently selected as the representative of the KSCA in the BCCI AGM. He played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India and was one of the architects of India’s win in the 1983 World Cup.

Rajiv Shukla is another contender for the top post. According to the sources, one of them will become the BCCI chief and the other person will be named the chairman of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

Meanwhile, current BCCI secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal are likely to retain their posts. Recently, the Supreme Court allowed amendments in BCCI’s mandatory cooling off period between tenures of office bearers. That means Jay Shah can now extend his position in the board.

After the judgement, the office bearers will now undergo a cooling-off period only after two consecutive terms. This will be applicable to all the state associations affiliated with the board.

The BCCI elections will take place on October 18 in Mumbai. The cricketing body will release the list of candidates for various posts on October 15.

The reports claim that a meeting of the top BCCI officials – Ganguly, Dhumal, Jay Shah, Rajiv Shukla, N Srinavasan – took place on Wednesday where these matters were discussed in detail.

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