Ranjib Biswal in Bhubaneswar
21 September 1970 |
Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970 in Jagatsinghpur, Tirtol Odisha) 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 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, Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager with D Dongoankar for the IND tour of WI - 2006. He is Chairman of National Cricket Academy (NCA) and President of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA).In 2013, Biswal was selected as the chairman of IPL after Rajeev Shukla quit the post amid controversies regarding spot fixing in IPL.
Ranjib Biswal is the son of the Odisha politician - the late Basant Kumar Biswal. He is married to Anita Mohanty.