Bengaluru: Former India all-rounder and 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny was elected as the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) as the panel led by him swept the polls on Thursday (October 3).

The 64-year-old Binny defeated Captain MM Harish. The former tallied 943 votes against the latter’s 111. Former state cricketer J Abhiram was elected as the vice-president. He defeated former journalist Joseph Hoover and Siddalinga Swamy. Abhiram got 885 votes against Hoover’s 122. Swamy got 37 votes.

“I was confident of winning but didn’t expect by this big a margin. It is all because of a great team effort. I thank all our supporters,” Binny said.

“We want to bring up grounds of international standards. We will also focus on assisting all the clubs. We have produced many international players and I am sure will continue to do so,” he added.

Santosh Menon was voted as the secretary of KSCA while former Test umpire Shavir Tarapore was the joint secretary. Vinay Mruthyunjaya was elected as the treasurer.

The current panel is backed by former Test batsman Brijesh Patel, who had served as KSCA secretary for several years.

Former India women’s team captain Shantha Rangaswamy became the first woman to be elected to the managing committee. She received 816 votes.

KSCA election results

President: Roger Binny: 943 votes; MM Harish: 111

Vice-President: J Abhiram: 885; Joseph Hoover: 122; Siddalinga Swamy: 37

Secretary: Santosh Menon: 810; KS Raghuram: 234

Joint secretary: Shavir Tarapore: 810; Preeth S Hegde: 206

Treasurer: Vinay Mruthyunjaya: 801; BN Madhukar: 206; VS Venkatesh Gowda: 34

Elected Managing Committee members: Life Member category: Shanti Swarup (805), Vasudev N Jaisingh (653). Institutional Member category: Bangalore Zone: Shantha Rangaswamy (816), Thilak Naidu (721), Kota Kodandaram (707). Mangaluru: Rathan Kumar (795), Raichur: Sudhindra Shinde (772), Mysuru: S Sudhakar Rai (unopposed), Shivamogga: DS Arun (unopposed), Dharwad: Avinash Potdar (unopposed), Tumkuru: K Shashidhar (unopposed).