New Delhi: Odisha Cricket Association president Ranjib Biswal will retain his position as the chairman of the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya. Although none of the sub-committees has been announced, it has been reliably learnt that there won’t be any change in the IPL hierarchy with Biswal being at the helm of affairs. “The east zone units need to stick together. Since Ranjib had supported Mr Dalmiya’s bid of becoming the president, we will support his retention as the IPL chairman. He has not performed poorly as the chairman and his tenure till now has been controversy free. So there is no point in changing him,” a senior BCCI official, in the know of things, told PTI today.
While Biswal’s re-appointment is on cards, CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey was yesterday appointed ‘Executive Assistant’ to president Dalmiya and will now act as a bridge between new president and former president N Srinivasan.
“Dey has been a Dalmiya confidant for long but even Srinivasan likes him a lot. The appointment is at Srinivasan’s behest and Dey will act as a bridge between Dalmiya and Srinivasan. He will also co-ordinate with other office-bearers and state units on behalf of Dalmiya,” added the source.