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New BCCI president Roger Binny wants to improve pitches for domestic cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Right after taking charge, new BCCI president Roger Binny on Tuesday said frequent injuries to top India players is a matter of concern and promised to "get to the bottom of it all". Improving the pitches for domestic cricket is also high on his agenda. "We will look to improve on what we can do to reduce the injuries to players," Binny told reporters here after taking over the BCCI presidency from Sourav Ganguly. "Players getting frequently injured is a concern, and we wish to get to the bottom of it all and see how it can be changed for the better. "We have excellent doctors and trainers at the National Cricket Academy (in Bengaluru), but we must look to reduce the injuries and improve recovery." India have fielded as many as 40 players across formats in 2022, with injuries be...
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Roger Binny elected 36th BCCI President, replaces Sourav Ganguly

Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will continue for a second term as the secretary of the BCCI. Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will continue for a second term as the secretary of the BCCI. Former cricketer Roger Binny has been elected as the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the Annual General Meeting of India’s top cricket body. He replaces Sourav Ganguly, who held the post since 2019.The 91st Annual General Meeting of the BCCI was held in Mumbai. Notably, Binny was the only candidate to have filed a nomination for the top post.Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will continue for a second term as the secretary of the Board.Binny, 67, represented India in 27 Test matches and 72 ODIs. He was one of the architects ...
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Meet new BCCI president Roger Binny: Railway guard’s son, World Cup winner, dog-rescuer, loves fishing but doesn’t rock the boat

When Roger Binny was in his early 20s, Hemu Adhikari, the former all-rounder turned coach, spotted a peculiarity in the young medium pacer’s bowling action during a summer camp in Mumbai. In his pre-delivery stride, Binny’s non-landing foot pointed backwards – a habit from his javelin throwing days. Old school army man Adhikari tried his best to reposition the foot. He first tapped Binny’s ankle, later even tied bamboo strips. But nothing worked. “After a week or 10 days they said go back to the old thing. It was a natural movement for me. I had been bowling thousands of balls before that. I knew what worked for me,” Binny recalls. “Patience is one of my virtues,” says the 1983 World Cup winner, known to speak his mind but unlikely to rock the boat. Roger Binny has been a keen angle...
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Sourav Ganguly to contest for Cricket Association of Bengal president

After being denied the opportunity to be the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president for a second term, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has thrown his hat in the ring for the Cricket Association of Bengal polls. In a text message to The Indian Express, Ganguly confirmed that he would be contesting for the post of CAB president. CAB polls are scheduled to be held on October 31. Ganguly wanted to continue as BCCI president but was offered the post of Indian Premier League chairman, which he declined. The BCCI had also made it clear that it would not back the former India captain for the post of ICC chairman. If elected during the CAB elections, it will be Ganguly’s second term as CAB president. He was the president from 2015 to 2019 before moving to the BCCI. Ganguly...
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Nobody spoke a word against Sourav Ganguly, says Arun Dhumal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BCCI's outgoing treasurer and next IPL chairman Arun Dhumal on Friday cleared the air over Sourav Ganguly not getting another term as board president, saying "nobody spoke a word" against the former India captain. The next set of BCCI office bearers have filed their nomination and will be elected unopposed on October 18. World Cup winner Roger Binny will replace Ganguly as the president, Jay Shah will remain the secretary, Rajeev Shukla will get another term as vice-president, Ashish Shelar will be the new treasurer and Devaijit Saikia the new joint secretary. Speaking to PTI, Dhumal said Ganguly was party to all the decisions made before the nominations were filed. "There has been no BCCI president who has served for more than three years in independent India. All this media...
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One cannot stay in administration forever, says Sourav Ganguly on his future as BCCI president

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that he enjoyed his time as a cricket administrator, but one “cannot play forever, remain in administration forever”. His comments come when former Indian cricketer is likely to take over as BCCI president. “I was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for five years. I have been president of BCCI for years. After all these terms, you have to leave and go. As an administrator, you have to contribute a lot and make things better for the team. Me being a player, who was around for a long time, understood it. I enjoyed my time as an administrator thoroughly. You cannot play forever and you cannot remain in administration forever,” said Ganguly at an an event. Former Indian cricketer and member of the 19...
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Can’t remain administrator forever: Sourav Ganguly

After remaining silent for a couple of days after his tenure as BCCI president was not renewed, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly responded by saying he “can’t be an administrator forever”. As Ganguly’s term as BCCI president comes to an end, political parties in West Bengal are alleging foul play by the BJP. Pointing to how Ganguly had been courted by the BJP ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections, they have alleged that the former India skipper was paying the price for saying no to the BJP. Roger Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team, filed his nomination for the post of BCCI president on Tuesday and is set to get the top job unopposed when the Board holds its Annual General Meeting on October 18. It is believed that Ganguly was keen on continuing as BCCI presiden...
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Sourav Ganguly: ‘One cannot stay in administration forever,’ says Sourav Ganguly on his future as BCCI president | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Amid the chatter around his imminent departure from the BCCI, board president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he "can't be an administrator forever" and "rejections" are part of life. The former India captain is set to be replaced as board president by 1983 World Cup winning-team member Roger Binny in the apex body's upcoming AGM (Annual General Meeting). "You can't play forever. You can't be an administrator forever, but it's been fun doing both and seeing both sides of the coin. I will go for bigger things in future," Ganguly said on the sidelines of an event related to Bandhan Bank. "I was a cricketer's administrator. Yes you had to make decisions because there's so much cricket happening, there's so much money around. There's women's cricket, there's domestic cricket. Yes y...
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Denied second term as BCCI chief, Ganguly’s balancing act in Bengal may have run him out of favours from BJP

The former Indian cricket captain and sports icon is courted by both the BJP and TMC, yet has sought to remain on good terms with all parties, including in the Left The former Indian cricket captain and sports icon is courted by both the BJP and TMC, yet has sought to remain on good terms with all parties, including in the Left  It became clear on Tuesday in sporting and political circles that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will not get a second term as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Quick to react, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused it of acting in “political vendetta” against one of West Bengal’s biggest sporting icons.“Another example of political vendetta. Son of @AmitShah can be reta...
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Denied a second term as BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly’s balancing act in Bengal could have run him out of favours from BJP

The former Indian cricket captain and sports icon is courted by both the BJP and TMC, yet has sought to remain on good terms with all parties, including in the Left The former Indian cricket captain and sports icon is courted by both the BJP and TMC, yet has sought to remain on good terms with all parties, including in the Left  It became clear on Tuesday in sporting and political circles that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will not get a second term as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Quick to react, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused it of acting in “political vendetta” against one of West Bengal’s biggest sporting icons.“Another example of political vendetta. Son of @AmitShah can be reta...
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Sourav Ganguly out of BCCI after declining IPL chairman post; BCCI won’t back him for ICC chairman’s post

Sourav Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI president will come to an end next week when 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny will replace him at the annual general meeting, the Indian Express has learnt. The BCCI won’t back Ganguly for the post of chairman of the International Cricket Council even if the former India captain desires to move to the game’s global governing body. Binny, who is the president of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), is set to become BCCI president unopposed. Jay Shah has also filed nomination and is set to continue as BCCI Secretary for a second consecutive term. Binny, 67, was the sole candidate to file nomination for the post of president on Tuesday, and will have to quit his role as KSCA president. Shah is also expected to replace Ganguly as India’s representativ...
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BCCI AGM, elections to be held in Mumbai on October 18

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) annual general body meeting will be held on October 18 in Mumbai, followed by elections for new Apex Council members. The Indian Express understands that the BCCI is going to appoint an election officer this week. As per the BCCI’s constitution, the board’s AGM shall be held every year, not later than 30th September, at such place and time as the president fixes, while election and nominations need to be held every three years. The state associations have been asked to send representative names for the AGM and elections. “At the moment we have decided to have the BCCI election on October 18. The election officer’s name will be made public in due course and he will call for candidates for Apex Council members for next three years,” a B...