Mumbai: The current President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and one of the key members of India’s 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny, arrived at the BCCI headquarters to submit his nomination for the position of BCCI President, on Tuesday.
Binny is expected to win the presidential election with no opposition.
This means that Binny will likely become the third Test cricketer to lead the BCCI. The other two are Sourav Ganguly, whose term will expire at the BCCI annual general meeting on October 18, and the Maharaja of Vizianagaram.
The two-day period for submitting nomination papers began yesterday whereas, the results will be declared on October 18.
The son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Jay Shah, is slated to serve as the Board’s Secretary for yet another term. The front-runner for the position of treasurer is Ashish Shelar, a veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Maharashtra.
Shelar will have to withdraw from the Mumbai Cricket Association election if he is requested to serve as a BCCI office-bearer. Shelar submitted his papers on Monday to run for president of the MCA in the election on October 20.