BCCI elects Roger Binny as the new President; to start women IPL
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unanimously elected former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny as the 36th President of the BCCI at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI which was held in Mumbai on 18 October 2022. The BCCI also decided to start the women's IPL and not to participate in the Asia cricket cup to be held in Pakistan in 2023.
Roger Binny who represented Karnataka and India, played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India and was also a National selector. He will replace Saurav Ganguly whose three-year tenure as the board chief came to an end.
Other Office Bearers of BCCI
All the other office bearers of the BCCI were also elected unanimously including;
- Jay Shah as Secretary ,
- Rajeev Shukla as Vice-President.
- Ashish Shelar as Treasurer and
- Devajit Saikia as Joint Secretary.
- Arun Dhumal was elected as the new Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman. He will replace Brijesh Patel.
Women's IPL approved
The General Body also approved the inaugural Women's IPL which will consist of five teams and will be held in March 2023 just after the Women's T20 World Cup ends in South Africa on February 26.
India will not tour Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.
The BCCI secretary Jay Shah who is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that India will not be going to Pakistan next year to participate in the Asia cup.
India have not toured Pakistan since 2006 and have not played bilateral cricket against them since 2012 because of strained relations between the governments of the two countries. Their contests have taken place only at ICC and Asian events.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
It is the governing body of men’s and women’s cricket in India. It selects the Indian team for International tours and for International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cup tournaments.
The BCCI is an autonomous, private organisation and does not fall under the purview of the National Sports Federation of India.
It was set up in 1928.
Grant Govan was the first President of the BCCI.
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
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