Former cricketer Roger Binny has been elected as the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the Annual General Meeting of India’s top cricket body.

The 91st Annual General Meeting of the BCCI was held in Mumbai. Notably, Binny was the only candidate to have filed a nomination for the top post.

Binny, 67, represented India in 27 Test matches and 72 ODIs. He was one of the architects of India’s 1983 World Cup triumph and president of Karnataka State Cricket Association.

He is the third Test cricketer to head the BCCI after Maharaja of Vizianagaram and Sourav Ganguly, whose term ended at the BCCI AGM.

Binny was elected unopposed at the AGM. It was also decided that BJP MLA Ashish Shelar would succeed Arun Dhumal as treasurer of the BCCI.

The general body also approved the launch of the Women’s Indian Premier League, which is set to begin in 2023.

He previously served as a member of the BCCI selection committee. He replaces Sourav Ganguly, who held the post since 2019.