All you need to know about the new BCCI President Roger Binny. cricket news

Roger Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, was officially named the new chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday. He is the 36th president of the national cricket body. This is the second time that a former cricketer has taken over the leadership of the country’s premier cricket board. Binny will replace former India captain Sourav Ganguly as chairman of the BCCI. As the 67-year-old takes over, here’s what you need to know about the former Indian pacemaker.

1. Binny is regarded as one of the best fast bowling players the country has ever produced and is famous for his performances in the 1983 World Cup where he was the tallest wicket player (18 wickets). India won the tournament with Kapil Dev after beating the West Indies in the top match at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

2. In the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia, Binny was again the tallest wicket player and returned with 17 scalps.

But it all started for the handyman in his home field at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, where he made his test debut in the 1979 home series against Pakistan.

Known for his fast bowling skills, Binny was most helpful with the bat and he, along with fellow pacer Karsan Ghavri, saved several test games for India.

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3. After the end of his cricket career, Binny played a leading role on the selection committee and was appointed one of the five members of the BCCI selection committee.

4. Upon completion of the selection committee concert, Binny became president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

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