Roger Binny likely to replace Ganguly as BCCI president

President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav GangulyAFP file photo

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 1983 World Cup winning team Roger Binny is likely to be the next BCCI president replacing Sourav Ganguly while BJP MLA Ashish Shelar is likely to be the Treasurer replacing Arun Dhumal as per sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Jay Shah will retain his position as the BCCI Secretary. At a BCCI meeting held at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday all office bearers from different parts of the country from various associations filed nominations for different positions on the board.

The discussions were held in the internal BCCI meeting in the lead-up to the elections, scheduled for 18 October.

Senior BCCI administrator Rajeev Shukla will remain the Vice-President of the board while Ashish Sellar is likely to take over as the new treasurer replacing Arun Dhumal.

Binny has previously served as a member of the BCCI selection committee and he is also the member of 1983 World Cup winning team. The former pacer Roger Binny is said to be the frontrunner to replace Ganguly as the BCCI president. Binny, 67, is currently president of Karnataka State Cricket Association.

The nominations can be filed on 11 and 12 October, the scrutiny of the nominations will take place on 13 October and the candidates can withdraw their nominations latest by 14 October.

Sourav Ganguly, the current president of BCCI, is tipped to be India's representative for the 16-member International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Chairman's post, elections for which are slated to be held this November.