Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has opined his views on the Sourav Ganguly- BCCI saga and passed his verdict on Roger Binny as Ganguly’s likely replacement as the new BCCI president.
On 11th October (Tuesday), the 1983 World Cup’s leading wicket-taker, Roger Binny (18), filed his nomination for the presidential post. Interestingly, he is the only one to have filed the nomination.
Thus, it is a matter of time before Binny replaces Ganguly and takes on the new role. India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri, who shared the dressing room with Binny in 1983, rated Roger’s appointment and named the first thing the 67-year-old should investigate.
Shastri praised Binny and said the former Indian seamer ticks all the boxes to be a successful president.
“I am extremely happy for my colleague. He was the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and now moves on to become the president. His abilities and credentials are unquestionable.”
“Binny is friendly and easy to approach. He is not a flippant personality, but when he speaks, everyone listens.”
Binny represented India in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs. The right-arm seamer has scalped 124 international wickets across formats.
Apart from praising Binny, Shastri pointed out one of the first things he must investigate after becoming the president.
Shastri said that Binny must work to improve the conditions of stadiums in the country.
“He should make India a spectator-friendly sport. With the amount of money coming into the board, they should upgrade the infrastructure.”
Notably, a few days after the historic IPL media rights sale, a video of a leaking roof at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy stadium during the abandoned 5th T20I between India and South Africa surfaced on the internet.
The fans criticised BCCI and KSCA president Roget Binny for poor facilities at the stadium.