Ranjib Biswal has been appointed chairman of IPL – Indian Premier League (IPL) today ( 29th Sep 2013)
Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) president Ranjib Biswal has been appointed chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) at the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting in Chennai today, bringing an end to the suspense over the next head of the Twenty20 format cricket after former IPL chief Lalit Modi was handed a life ban by the BCCI in its Special General Meeting (SGM) few days ago.N Srinivasan has been re-elected as the BCCI president in Board’s AGM & Ranjib Biswal has been appointed chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) today ( 29th Sep 2013)
Ranjib Biswal (GOPI ) Replaced Rajiv shukla as IPL chairman, Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970 in Cuttack, Odisha) is a former Indian cricketer. He played domestic cricket for the Odisha. He represented India in Under-19 cricket, captaining the side against Pakistan in 4 test matches played in India.
After retiring from domestic cricket in 1997, Ranjib Biswal has become an administrator and was made a member of the selection committee (representing East Zone) in 2005 under Kiran More. In 2006, when the committee was re-formed under Dilip Vengsarkar, Ranjib Biswal was retained for an additional term in 2006.
In 2006, Ranjib Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager along with D Dongoankar for the IND tour of WI – 2006. He is presently Chairman of National Cricket Academy (NCA) and President of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA).
Biswal, a former India under-19 captain, was the manager of the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup triumph and was also a former chairman of the National Cricket Academy.
Ranjib replaces Rajeev Shukla, who resigned as IPL supremo in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Biswal played first-class cricket for Odisha between 1987 and 1996 as an all-rounder. He has 2170 runs in his career and has taken 153 wickets.
Biswal was a part of the contingent that triumphed in the Champions Trophy in England close on the heels of the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked Indian cricket.