Ravi Shastri happy for Roger Binny over BCCI prospect
By SMCS - Oct 13, 2022 9:50 am
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Former India head coach Ravi Shastri is happy with the prospect that his former teammate Roger Binny could become the next Board of Control for Cricket in India president as well. Notably, it is already been reported that Sourav Ganguly’s tenure as the BCCI president might soon come to an end, and Binny is the frontrunner among others.

Roger Binny
Roger Binny

“Roger’s name has come up and I am delighted. He was my colleague in the World Cup. There is continuity here because he was the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and now, he moves on to become the president of the BCCI. I am extremely happy because it’s a World Cup winner who is the president for the first time in the history of the BCCI,” Shastri was quoted as saying by Sportstar during an interaction at the Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday, 12 October as well.

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Ravi Shastri also said that Binny could bring fresh energy to the BCCI and do new things under his tenure as well. Sourav Ganguly’s tenure has been a time of highs and lows with BCCI getting criticised for their handling of women’s cricket as well. On the other hand, under him, the BCCI were able to sell record rights for the Indian Premier League in 2022 also.


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“As I read in the media, I don’t think anyone had a second term as president. So, the way things stand, it gives an opportunity for another cricketer. Nothing is permanent in life and you can only do certain things for so long and then you have to move on. Something I am doing today does not mean I will do the same thing for three years from now. There will be new people coming in, new people taking over. In a way, it’s healthy. 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. I think it has been given a lot of attention to, but can be given a lot more attention,” Ravi Shastri concluded.