Sourav Ganguly, the outgoing president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and a legendary figure in cricket, has commented on the nomination of Roger Binny as the next head of India’s top cricket organization on Tuesday. Ganguly, one of the best batters of his time, presided over the BCCI board for three years. Binny, a former cricketer for Team India, formally took Ganguly’s place as BCCI president at the organization’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.
“I send Roger (Binny) my warmest wishes. This will be carried out by the new group. The BCCI is in good hands. I wish them well because Indian cricket is strong,” Ganguly said on Tuesday to the news agency ANI. Ganguly’s comments coincide with BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s announcement that Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, will not visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup in 2023.
The richest cricket board in the world, with a reported net worth of $2 billion, has chosen Binny to be its 36th president. Shah has been elected to a second term as the BCCI secretary, while Binny has replaced Ganguly as the organization’s new president.