Binny is now head of Kar­nataka cricket

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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