Ranjib Biswal

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Ranjib Biswal

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Address:  Jagatsinghpur, Odisha


Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970 in TirtolJagatsinghpurOdisha) is a former Indian cricketer and the former Chairman of Indian Premier League. He played domestic cricket for the Odisha and represented India in Under-19 cricket, Captaining the side against Pakistan in four test matches played in India.

After retiring from domestic cricket in 1997, Biswal has become an administrator and was made a member of the selection committee (representing East Zone) in 2005[1] 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, Shri Ranjib Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager with D Dongoankar for the IND tour of WI - 2006. He was also held the position of Chairman National Cricket Academy (NCA) and President of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). He was the member and Team Manager of the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy winning, Indian Cricket Team. Later in September 2013, Shri Ranjib Biswal elevated as the Chairman of IPL and he held the post till April 2015. In January 2017, he stepped down from the post of OCA President.

In April 2014, Shri Ranjib Biswal (Congress) elected as Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha.

Ranjib Biswal is the son of the Odisha politician - the late Basant Kumar Biswal, Ex-Deputy

CM, Odisha. His elder brother Shri Chiranjib Biswal is also CongressMLA from Jagatsinghpur constituency.

Ranjib Biswal is married to Anita Mohanty,a NRI from LondonUnited Kingdom


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