BCCI: Ganguly to be Replaced by Roger Binny, Devajit Saikia to be Joint Secy
The Board of Cricket Control in India is up for some major replacements ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held on the 18th of October.
MUMBAI: Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is ready for a major shakeup of its board members at the top level, mentioned a report. Hero of the first Cricket World Cup-winning team of India, Roger Binny is set to replace the ex-captain of the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly as the president. He will henceforth be representing the nation on the board of the International Cricket Council.
Jay Shah, son of the Union Home Minister retains the position of secretary on the Board of Control of Cricket in India for the second consecutive session. Also, Rajeev Shukla will also retain his position as the vice president of the council. He will remain the only Congress member on the board.
Arun Singh Dhumal will be the new chairman of the Indian Premier League. He is the brother of Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and was previously the treasurer of BCCI. Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar will be the next treasurer of the board, meaning that he won't be with Mumbai Cricket Association anymore.
Devajit Saikia, the Secretary of the Assam Cricket Association will be taking the position of the Joint Secretary of BCCI. He will replace Jayesh George in this position.
All the new members are expected to take responsibility on the 18th of this month.
According to the report, current president Sourav Ganguly was offered the position of IPL chairman. But he declined the same saying that he won't accept to be in a subcommittee for an organisation that he was heading before.
And Devajit Saikia coming on the BCCI board would mean that Assam can expect more and more cricket matches. Although the cricket stadium at Barsapara in Guwahati has its entire infrastructure in place, it hardly gets one international match per year. And since there is no cricket team from the region in the competition, no IPL matches are hosted on this picturesque ground.