Roger Binny © AFP
Roger Binny was a part of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad © AFP

Roger Binny was sacked as the national selector following the conclusion of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual General Meeting on Monday. Binny’s removal is believed to be BCCI’s latest step in its fight against conflict of interest among the board members, as Binny’s son Stuart is a member of the Indian team, and was picked for the recent One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against South Africa. Among the other developments after the meeting, Ravi Shastri was removed from the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council for the same reasons, while the board finally came to a decision regarding N Srinivasan, with BCCI chief Shashank Manohar replacing him as the ICC Chairman. READ: N Srinivasan removed as ICC Chairman, will be replaced by Shashank Manohar

Manohar had earlier proposed a 29-point reform system, that was expected to bring in several changes to the functioning of the BCCI. Binny, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, is likely to be replaced by the likes of MSK Prasad, WV Raman and Venkatesh Prasad among others, according to a report on IBN Live. Manohar had a three-page list of reforms dispatched to all state association members and board officials a couple of days ago as a part of their anti-conflict moves.

Among the other list of announcements in the AGM, the invitation to tender documents for the two new teams in the next two IPL editions were finalised and put up for clearance. According to the latest reports, the IPL governing council decided to omit Jaipur and Kochi from the list of cities which will bid for the new IPL teams on December 8.