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Can’t have Bumrah breaking down 10 days before World Cup: Roger Binny

Newly elected BCCI president Roger Binny on Thursday reiterated that there was a pressing need to address players getting injured frequently, saying “you can’t have a Jasprit Bumrah breaking down 10 days before the World Cup”. Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a back injury three days before the Indian team was to fly out for Australia. With Mohammad Shami battling COVID-19 at the same time, the BCCI waited till the 11th hour for him to get fully fit before being named as Bumrah’s replacement. Binny had also touched upon this topic after taking charge as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. “We need to address why and how are players are getting injured so badly. We need to address why they are breaking down so easily. Not just now but also in the last four five years,” Binny said at...
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India need govt clearance to travel to other countries, can’t take decisions on our own: Roger Binny on Asia Cup issue

BCCI president Roger Binny on Thursday said that the government has to clear which country the Indian team travels to and the board can’t take decisions on its own. Binny said this when he was posed with a question on the recent decision of India to not travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. “That isn’t our call. We can’t say where our team has to go. We need to take clearance from Govt if we leave the country, or other countries come here. We can’t take that decision on our own, we’ve to rely on govt,” Binny said as quoted by ANI. The BCCI had made it clear on Tuesday that the Indian team won’t go across the border for the Asia Cup and it is now likely to be held at a neutral venue. BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who started a second term in office on Tuesday, said the Asia Cup – to be s...
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Roger Binny set to be elected unopposed as BCCI president

Roger Binny is set to be elected unopposed. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is set to be IPL Chairman Roger Binny is set to be elected unopposed. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is set to be IPL Chairman Roger Binny, one of the architects of India's 1983 World Cup triumph and the president of Karnataka State Cricket Association, has arrived at the BCCI headquarters to file his nomination papers for the BCCI President's post. Binny is set to be elected unopposed on October 18.Binny is thus likely to become the third Test cricketer to head the BCCI. The other two are the Maharaja of Vizianagaram and Sourav Ganguly, whose term will end at the BCCI annual general meeting on October 18.The two-day window for filing nomination papers opens...