Binny is now head of Karnataka cricket
Bengaluru: The Roger Binny-led team on Thursday swept the Karnataka State Cricket Association elections, winning all the 16 posts, which includes five office-bearers. Elections to 12 posts were held on the day, while four mofussil members were elected unopposed.
Binny, the 1983 World Cup hero, was declared the president after he polled 943 votes, while his opponent in the twohorse race, Capt MM Harish, representing Swatch Cricket, garnered 111 votes. The 64-year-old Binny had earlier served two terms as vice president from 2007-2012.
Santosh Menon, the assistant secretary (cricket), won the contest for the post of secretary polling 810 votes.
Former Karnataka cricketer J Abhiram, currently a member of the senior selection committee, returns to administration as vice president, winning with 885 votes. On the other hand, former international umpire Shahvir Tarapore makes his foray into KSCA administration in the role a joint secretary with 810 votes.
Another first for Shantha
Former India women’s captain and seasoned women’s cricket administrator Shantha Rangaswamy became the first women to be elected into the managing committee. The 66-year-old representing Mount Joy Club, won the elections with 816, the biggest margin among the managing committee members in the contest.