Roger Binny, a former Indian cricketer who was chosen as the 36th president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has received congratulations from former Team India captain Mohammad Azharuddin. The 1983 World Cup winner has officially taken Sourav Ganguly’s post as the chairman of India’s cricket federation. Intriguingly, the only former Indian player to apply for the top job at the BCCI was Binny.

After Binny was chosen as the BCCI’s new president on Tuesday, former India captain Azharuddin gave a crucial update about the ICC leadership (ICC). The 91st Annual General Meeting of the BCCI did not include any talks concerning the position of chairman of the international cricket regulatory organization, according to Azharuddin, head of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). Numerous outlets highlighted former BCCI president Ganguly as one of the top candidates to replace Greg Barclay as the ICC’s next chairperson.

“There is kindness in Roger Binny. I’ve played cricket with him a lot over the years. The board will decide tomorrow; there were no discussions on the ICC chairman job today “Azharuddin was quoted as saying by ANI, a news outlet, on Tuesday. At the 1983 World Cup, Binny led Team India, captained by Kapil Dev, with 18 wickets.

On Tuesday, Ganguly’s three years with the BCCI came to an end, while Jay Shah will continue to serve as the organization’s secretary. Rajeev Shukla has been chosen as vice president and Ashish Shelar has been chosen as the organization’s new treasurer by India’s top cricket regulatory body. Devajit Saikia will serve as the BCCI’s joint secretariat. Dhumal is also named the new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL).