The speculation about former Indian seamer Roger Binny, being in the fray for the top job in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) started when his name appeared on the BCCI website, as part of the Draft Electoral Rolls for the October 18 elections, and as a representative of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.
However, gauging by social media trends and news today, it looks like there was no smoke without fire and the player who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, is likely to be the next BCCI President replacing Sourav Ganguly, who became the BCCI president in October 2019 and whose tenure is coming to an end. Roger Binny had earlier served as a member of the BCCI selection committee and was a national selector too.
While the BCCI elections will be held in Mumbai in October and 18th is when we will know for sure, all the nominations will be scrutinized on October 13. Sources say that while Jay Shah is likely to remain the BCCI secretary, Rajeev Shukla might be the next BCCI vice-president. Sourav Ganguly’s name is being discussed as the next International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…
- Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
- Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
- Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
- Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
- Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
- Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Rishabh Pant might miss IPL 2023; to be moved to Mumbai for further treatment
Cricketer Rishabh Pant met with a car accident on Dehradun-Delhi highway on December 30, 2022, for which he was undergoing treatment at Max hospital in Dehradun.
Reportedly, Director of Delhi and District Cricket Association Shyam Sundar said, Pant will be shifted to Mumbai for further treatment on Wednesday, January 4.
The 25-year-old cricketer said he lost control of the car as he dozed off while driving. He was alone and broke a window to escape. The luxury car, in which Pant was travelling got completely burnt.
He was headed towards his hometown Roorkee when his car collided with a divider. He was rescued by a Haryana roadways bus driver and conductor on the highway. Following which Pant was rushed to Saksham hospital, and then was referred to Max hospital.
Pant suffered a ligament tear to his right knee, forehead injuries and and has abrasion injuries on his back.
BCCI has been monitoring Pant’s treatment and was in constant touch with his medical team. Reportedly, the ligament injury in his right knee will take some time to recover.
There are multiple reports that suggest that Pant might miss the entire IPL 2023.