BCCI: Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri have been close friends and coworkers for more than 40 years. Shastri is overjoyed by the news that Binny will lead the cricket governing body as Sourav Ganguly prepares to step down as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“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 Karnataka State Cricket Association president, and now, he has moved 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 said during an interaction at the Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday

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BCCI: “Nothing Is Permanent In Life”: Ravi Shastri

BCCI: Roger Binny Has Got All Boxes Ticked To Become BCCI President: Ravi Shastri
BCCI: Roger Binny Has Got All Boxes Ticked To Become BCCI President: Ravi Shastri

The former head coach of India hailed the most recent Supreme Court decision to extend the cooling-off period.

“With the new judgment, it allows the Board to come back on track. As I read in the media, I don’t think anyone had a second term as president. So, the way things stand allows another cricketer. Nothing is permanent in life; 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 three years from now. There will be new people coming in, new people taking over.”

Shastri said

Despite his desire, Ganguly was denied the opportunity to run for re-election as the BCCI president. After Binny submitted his nomination on Tuesday. Shastri has had a rocky relationship with Ganguly over the years. Thinks that nothing in life is ever truly permanent.

BCCI: Ravi Shastri On Roger Binny

Shastri, who has known Binny for a long time, thinks that his friend has unassailable credibility and checks all the boxes.

“His credentials are unquestionable; you look at his integrity, his character… and like I mentioned, 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 grassroots level. Primarily domestic cricket. I think it has been given much attention but can be given much more. With our team, we are not far from winning a World Cup.”

Shastri said

So, as a former cricketer, Binny will also need to pay attention to women’s cricket.

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