The newly elected BCCI president Roger Binny has set out his primary goals quite clearly after being elected unopposed in the 91st AGM of BCCI earlier today in Mumbai.
There was an understanding among all the state units of the BCCI that Roger Binny was the right man for the job having served as a cricketer, as a coach, as a selector, and also as an administrator at the state level.
Binny was the only person who had submitted the nomination papers for the post of president as well and since there was no opposition candidate, it was a mere formality today that he was elected as BCCI president.
Talking to the media after the confirmation of his election, Roger Binny said that he is disappointed that Jasprit Bumrah got injured just before the ongoing T20 World Cup, and one of the goals that he has set for himself as BCCI president is to reduce the frequency at which the Indian players have been getting injured recently.
The second goal that Binny said he has set for himself is to improve the standard of the pitches in the country. The BCCI president, however, didn’t go into detail that how exactly he intends to improve the standard of the pitches.
Roger Binny probably wants a few more sporting pitches in India
The pitches, in India, have been offering turn in recent times, but that’s the historical nature of the Indian pitches. In fact, some of the modern-day pitches in India offer some pace and bounce too now, which was not the case in the past. So, the standard of the Indian pitches has already improved, but the BCCI president has hinted that he probably wants a few more sporting pitches at home.
As the BCCI president, I want to primarily focus on 2 things. First is the prevention of injuries to the players. Jasprit Bumrah got injured just before the World Cup, which affects the whole plan. Second, I want to focus on the pitches in the country: BCCI president Roger Binny pic.twitter.com/qiSCNUtUNm
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2022
Binny has taken the charge of the new board president from today itself with the former Indian captain and previous board president Sourav Ganguly vacating his chair.