India’s World Cup winning member Roger Binny is all set to become BCCI’s new president.
Current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wanted to retain his position but he did not get support from anyone in BCCI, hence he will have leave his post. However, Jay Shah will retain his position as BCCI’s secretary.
Commentator and India’s former coach Ravi Shashtri expressed his happiness on Roger Binny becoming the new president. Binny and Shastri has been a good friend for a long time. Speaking at the Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday, Shastri said that
He is extremely happy because it’s a World Cup winner who is the president for the first time in the history of the BCCI. His credentials are unquestionable, you look at his integrity, his character as a performer for India and he is a World Cup winner. He’s got all the boxes ticked to become the president of the BCCI.
Being a cricketer himself, he will ensure that the interest of cricketers is paramount, not the ‘A’ tier that will sustain itself, but the grassroot level. Primarily, domestic cricket. It has been given a lot of attention to, but can be given a lot more attention, Shastri added.