Do you know the new BCCI president Roger Binny is Railway guard’s son who created history being a member of 1983’s World Cup-winning team?
The former Indian bowler and team member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, has now been named as the 36th president of the BCCI.
His appointment was announced at the BCCI AGM in Mumbai. Binny replaces former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
The 67-year-old Binny has played 27 test matches and bagged 47 wickets between 1979 and 1987. While playing 72 ODIs between 1980 and 1987, Binny’s biggest hour of glory was the 1983 World Cup, where he claimed 18 wickets in eight outings.
Binny has been a coach and former national selector, and also the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) president.
He has worked with the Bengal and Karnataka teams in Ranji Trophy from 2012 and was part of the national senior selection committee. But in 2015, he was removed due to a conflict of interest. Back then, his son Stuart was part of the Indian team.