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Sourav Ganguly's critic Ravi Shastri 'delighted' at Roger Binny becoming BCCI chief
(From L to R) Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri and Roger Binny | Image Credit: IBNS File and Wikipedia

Sourav Ganguly's critic Ravi Shastri 'delighted' at Roger Binny becoming BCCI chief

| @indiablooms | 13 Oct 2022, 01:15 pm

Former Indian cricket head coach Ravi Shastri is "delighted" at the news of his ex-teammate Roger Binny becoming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief replacing iconic captain Sourav Ganguly.

Shastri, a critic of Ganguly, said, "I'm delighted, because he was my colleague in the World Cup. There's continuity there because he was the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. So, he moves on to become the president of the BCCI"

"And I'm extremely happy because he's a World Cup winner, who's the president for the first time in the history of the BCCI. His credentials are unquestionable. He's got all the boxes ticked to take up this post," the cricket great, whose tenure as the coach ended under Ganguly's presidential term, added.

Controversy erupted in India's cricket administration Tuesday after reports claimed Ganguly will be replaced by 1983 World Cup winning team's member Roger Binny as the BCCI boss.

Some parallel reports also claimed Ganguly was offered the chairman's position in the hugely popular, cash-rich domestic T20 tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL) but he "politely declined" the offer.

The cricket great, who shaped Team India as a captain, wanted to continue as the BCCI president, reports said.

The change of guard in the cricket administration triggered political overtones with the country's ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) getting accused of using its influence to dump Ganguly as he did not join the saffron camp.

The BJP has denied having any influence in the BCCI.

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