Roger Binny, a key member of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning team, is the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Binny, 67, took over on Tuesday from Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, to run the world’s richest cricket board.
Ganguly had a three-year tenure as president but lost the backing of key supporters.
Binny was confirmed when he was elected unopposed at the BCCI annual general meeting on Tuesday in Mumbai. The age-cap rule will restrict him to one term of three years.
Jay Shah was re-elected unopposed as the BCCI secretary for a second consecutive term.
Binny played 27 tests and 72 one-day internationals for India. He led the 1983 World Cup with 18 wickets from eight matches. He has served for years in administration at the Karnataka State Cricket Association and as president since 2019.
Meanwhile, Ganguly reacted to Binny’s appointment.
“I wish Roger Binny all the best. The new group will take this forward. BCCI is in great hands. Indian cricket is strong so I wish them all the luck,” the former India batter said.