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‘My surgery was a success, ready for the challenges ahead’, tweets Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, has released a statement about his well being and extended his gratitude to all who supported him during these testing times."I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your ki… https://t.co/Sh7IC3Y1KX— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1673875627000"From the bottom of my heart, I also would li...
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Ethics Officer dismisses ‘Conflict of Interest’ complaint against BCCI president Roger Binny | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) Vineet Saran has "dismissed" the 'Conflict of Interest' case filed against BCCI president Roger Binny, stating that complainant Sanjeev Gupta's claims were devoid of any "merit".Gupta's contention in his complaint was that 1983 World Cup hero's daughter-in-law Mayanti Langer Binny working for Star Sports as an anchor amounts to having a contract with the BCCI and thus is a Conflict of Interest.Star Sports is the official broadcaster of Indian Premier League as well as Indian national team's home games along with all ICC events.Gupta, a former Apex Council member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), has been filing complaints against who's who of Indian cricket including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman,...
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Ishan Kishan’s time will come: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Opinions may have been divided over Ishan Kishan sitting out of Indian ODI set up after his world record double century but former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes the swashbuckling keeper-batter has to wait for his "time" as Shubman Gill has done no wrong."I'm sure he (Kishan) will get his chance. His time will come," the former BCCI president said, as India have a packed ODI calendar in the build-up to the World Cup in October-November.The left-handed batter created history on December 10 against Bangladesh in Chattogram when he scored 210 runs from 131 balls, becoming the youngest and fastest to score a double century in ODIs.But that knock did not guarantee him a place in India's next ODI as he had to make way for designated India opener Shubman Gill in their three-mat...
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BCCI nominee likely to head ICC’s finance and commercial affairs committee | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The BCCI representative in the all powerful ICC Board is likely to head the Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee of the global cricket body. While BCCI hadn't yet made it official, secretary Jay Shah looks likely to be Indian representative at the decision making ICC board unless he decides to send Roger Binny there and remain a part of the Chief Executives Committee. The F&CA committee is the most important of all the subsidiary committees of ICC and for some years, BCCI representatives weren't a part of it till former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly became its member. "If Jay is representing the BCCI in the ICC Board, then he will automatically be part of F&CA committee. But India has not been heading the F&CA for a long time and it's BCCI's turn to...
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T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly hopes BCCI will ‘sort out’ Indian team’s food problem | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday did not read too much into the issue of some Indian players refusing to eat the food provided by the T20 World Cup organisers after a practice session in Sydney. Cold sandwiches and falafel (spiced mashed chickpeas or other pulses) were served to the Indian players after practice session on Tuesday and some of them refused the offering, opting for meals in their hotel rooms instead. India play Netherlands in their second T20 World Cup match on Thursday. "I'm sure BCCI will sort this out," said Ganguly while talking to reporters at the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club here. Ganguly also spoke about Ireland's stunning victory over England in the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, a five-run win via Duckworth-Lewis method at the Melbourn...
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Sourav Ganguly backs out, elder brother Snehasish set to lead CAB

Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday pulled out of the race to become the Cricket Association of Bengal’s next chief, paving the way for his elder brother Snehasish to be elected uncontested at its upcoming AGM on October 31. “I had said that I would contest only if there’s election. There’s not going to be any election, so it will be uncontested,” Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens after he chose not to file his papers for the president’s post on the last date of nomination. Denied a second term at the Indian cricket board, the former BCCI president only a week back had announced that he’s all set to contest elections to return as the CAB chief. “Had I been there, it would have meant two or more people would not get any posts. So, I’ve moved aside,” Ganguly said. “I would...
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Sourav Ganguly backs out, elder brother Snehasish set to lead CAB | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday pulled out of the race to become the Cricket Association of Bengal's next chief, paving the way for his elder brother Snehasish to be elected uncontested at its upcoming AGM on October 31. "I had said that I would contest only if there's election. There's not going to be any election, so it will be uncontested," Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens after he chose not to file his papers for the president's post on the last date of nomination. Denied a second term at the Indian cricket board, the former BCCI president only a week back had announced that he's all set to contest elections to return as the CAB chief. "Had I been there, it would have meant two or more people would not get any posts. So, I've moved aside," Ganguly said....
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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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Binny inspires hopes of a return to decency and decorum 

Change is often accompanied by hope. When Sourav Ganguly became president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, there was hope. Hope that a Test cricketer would set things right after the BCCI had been embroiled in court cases and conflict of interest issues. Hope that someone outside of the board’s political system would help drive the reforms laid down by the Supreme Court and the Lodha Commission. Hope that domestic cricketers had someone in their corner.In the end, none of this happened. Ganguly’s main interest seemed to be Ganguly. He was entangled in conflict of interest himself — endorsing a fantasy cricket league that was a rival to one of the BCCI’s official sponsors. He helped dilute the Lodha reforms along with the BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, son of India’s Home Ministe...
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We wish to get to the bottom of why players are suffering injuries frequently: Roger Binny | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In his first interaction with the media after succeeding former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as the new BCCI president, India's 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny spelled out his top priority for now: investigating why India's premier pacers are breaking down frequently. Just before the T20 World Cup, India suffered a big blow when they lost key pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Deepak Chahar, to injuries. Being a seamer himself, Binny knows how fragile fast bowlers' bodies are, and what can be done to ensure they remain injury-free. "We will look to improve on what we can do to reduce the injuries to players. Bumrah got injured just before the World Cup, which affects the whole plan," Binny said after being elected unopposed as the new BCCI chief, with the new set of office-bearers by ...
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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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BCCI rules out Sourav Ganguly for ICC chairmanship, board to back current chief Greg Barclay

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear that it will back the current International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay to retain the post and the Indian board will not be endorsing Sourav Ganguly’s name for the same. The BCCI representative for ICC and CEC, AGM has given powers to office bearers to decide on the same. As reported by Indian Express earlier, the only big point of speculation is who the two BCCI representatives will be at the ICC. While Jay Shah is expected to be India’s representative at the ICC Board meetings, the BCCI has made it clear now that it will give the ICC chairmanship a miss and back a second term for New Zealand’s Greg Barclay. Earlier on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waded into the controversy surround...
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Roger Binny to be elected 36th BCCI president but questions remain on ICC chairmanship | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The issue of ICC chairmanship will be up for discussion when the BCCI holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where former India cricketer Roger Binny will replace Sourav Ganguly as the new Board President on Tuesday. The election of the next set of office-bearers will be a mere formality as all are set to be elected unopposed. However, the members will deliberate if the BCCI should field a candidate for the ICC chair or support incumbent Greg Barclay for a second term. The last date for filing the nominations for the ICC top job is October 20. The ICC Board will meet from November 11-13 in Melbourne. The much-debated exit of Ganguly from the BCCI has already garnered attention not just in sporting but in political arena too and it will be interesting to see if the former skippe...
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After exiting BCCI, Sourav Ganguly to run for CAB president | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Four days after it was decided that he would not continue as Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) president, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to file nomination for the post of president at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The move has come as a surprise because he had reportedly declined the board’s offer to become the IPL chairman on October 11. Ganguly confirmed to TOI that he will be contesting the CAB elections and he intends to file his nomination on October 22 after deciding on his panel. This has put him in pole position to become the president of his home association for the second time. Ganguly will travel to Mumbai on October 18 to chair the AGM as BCCI president and hand over the reins to the new regime. Ganguly was the president of CAB from 2015-2...
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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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Sourav Ganguly set to become CAB president, again | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Outgoing BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly will be back as the president of his state unit, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the former India captain said on Saturday. Ganguly, who had to step down from the BCCI president's post as there is no precedence of anyone continuing in the top job for more than three years, had been the CAB president for four years between 2015 to 2019 before coming to the BCCI. "Yes, I will be contesting the CAB polls. I plan to file my nomination on October 22. I have been in CAB for five years and as per Lodha Rules, I can continue for another four years," Ganguly told PTI. There was a strong buzz that Ganguly's elder brother Snehasish would contest in place of Avishek Dalmiya for the top post, but the former India player's nomination changes a lo...
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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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Maybe I’ll go on to do bigger things: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

'Many good things in 3 years as board president'KOLKATA: Sourav Ganguly seems to have reconciled with the inevitable. With five days of his tenure as the BCCI president still remaining, he is already referring to it in the past tense. "I was the CAB president for five years. Then I was the Board president for three years," he said at a promotional event, while reflecting on his days as an administrator. "In these three years, so many good things have happened. We had IPL during the Covid pandemic, such difficult times for all of us. We won the U-19 World Cup. The broadcast rights went for an all-time high. And, I wish the senior women team had won the Commonwealth Games gold, they could have beaten Australia. These were great moments for me as an administrator," he said. The reference c...
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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...