New BCCI President: Sourav Ganguly is currently the President of the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI). He took over this post in 2019. His tenure has completed 3 years and it is almost certain to replace him as the chairman of former Indian player Roger Binny. So far only Roger Binny has filed nomination for this post of BCCI President. Let us know who is Roger Binny, who is going to be the new President of BCCI.
Was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team
The Indian team first won the World Cup in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Roger Binny was part of this winning team. In that year’s World Cup, he performed brilliantly with his bowling, taking a total of 18 wickets. He was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. However, even after this many people do not know him well. Let us tell you that his full name is Roger Michael Humphrey Binny.
In the 1983 World Cup, Roger Binny had wreaked havoc on Australia. He took 4 wickets for just 29 runs in 8 overs in a match played against Australia. Team India had bundled out the Australian team for 129 runs in that match.
How was the international career
Roger Binny made his debut for the Indian team in the 1979 Test match against Pakistan. At the same time, in the year 1987, he also played his last Test match against Pakistan. He played a total of 27 Test matches in his career, in which he took 47 wickets while bowling and scored 830 runs while batting. At the same time, he played a total of 72 ODIs, in which he took 77 wickets while bowling and scored 629 runs while batting. Roger Binny is the first Anglo-Indian player to play for the Indian team.
Have coached Team India
Roger Binny was the coach of the Under-19 Indian team in the year 2000, the year the Under-19 Indian team won the World Cup. Players like Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif were present in that team. Kaif and Yuvraj Singh always give credit for their success to Roger Binny.
Old relationship with controversies
It is worth noting that Roger Binny’s son Stuart Binny has also played in the Indian team. When Stuart Binny was selected in the Indian team, Roger Binny was the selector of the BCCI. It was said that Stuart Binny was selected because of him. On this, Roger Binny had said that when Stuart Binny’s name came up, he had left the meeting.
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