The BCCI presidents list features several influential politicians, businessmen and former Indian cricket team players.
Since the formation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1928, the BCCI president is considered to be one of the most influential posts in the country, considering the popularity and financial power of the governing body for cricket in India.
Even though the BCCI president post is an honorary one, several politicians, royalty, businessmen and cricketers have been appointed to occupy the prestigious post over the years.
How is the BCCI president elected?
The BCCI president is elected at the governing body’s annual general meeting, with each of the 30 affiliates of the BCCI getting an opportunity to exercise their vote.
Additionally, the outgoing BCCI president exercises his vote as the chairman of the meeting. Usually, the BCCI president has a tenure of three years and is rotated zone-wise across India. The BCCI president is reportedly paid a salary of INR five crores annually.
Who is the current BCCI president?
The 1983 World Cup-winning cricketer Roger Binny is the current BCCI president since taking over the job in October 2022. Roger Binny suceeded Sourav Ganguly for the top post at the BCCI’s annual general meeting, which was held in Mumbai on October 18, 2022.
Who was the first BCCI president?
Raymond Eustace Grant Govan was the first BCCI president, elected in 1928. He held the position till 1933. Govan was the managing director of the Govan Bros. Ltd, a leading business house at that time.
Interestingly, Jagmohan Dalmiya held the post of BCCI president thrice. The former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president was elected BCCI prez from 2001-2004 and was made interim president in 2013 before being re-elected in 2015. Unfortunately, he passed away while in office in 2015.
Narayanaswami Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar have been handed the BCCI president post twice previously.
BCCI Presidents list
|Name||Took Office||Left Office|
|Raymond Eustace Grant Govan||1928||1933|
|Sikandar Hayat Khan||1933||1935|
|Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja||1937||1938|
|Anthony de Mello||1946||1951|
|J. C. Mukherji||1951||1954|
|Maharajkumar of Vizianagram||1954||1956|
|Surjit Singh Majithia||1956||1958|
|R. K. Patel||1958||1960|
|Muthiah Annamalai Chidambaram||1960||1963|
|Fatehsinghrao Prataprao Gaekwad II||1963||1966|
|Z. R. Irani||1966||1969|
|A. N. Ghose||1969||1972|
|P. M. Rungta||1972||1975|
|Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede||1980||1982|
|Narendra Kumar Prasadrao Salve||1982||1985|
|B. N. Dutt||1988||1990|
|Inderjit Singh Bindra||1993||1996|
|Raj Singh Dungarpur||1996||1999|
|Annamalai Chidambaram Muthiah||1999||2001|
|Ranbir Singh Mahendra||2004||2005|
|C. K. Khanaa||2017||2019|
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