Ranjib Biswal

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Ranjib Biswal
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Ranjib Biswal in Bhubaneswar
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, (Congress)
MP, Rajya Sabha, Odisha
Assumed office
3 April 2014
Personal details
Born (1970-09-21) 21 September 1970 (age 48)
Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, India
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Anita Mohanty
EducationPost Graduate, St. Stephens College, New Delhi,
Stewart School, Cuttack
OccupationCricketer, Politician, Administrator
Known forFormer Manager, Indian Cricket Team.

Former Chairman, IPL.

Former President, Odisha Cricket Association

Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970) 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.[2]

In 2006, Shri Ranjib Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager with D Dongoankar for the IND tour of WI - 2006.[3] He was also held the position of Chairman National Cricket Academy (NCA)[4] 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 Congress MLA from Jagatsinghpur constituency.

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

Current Positions[edit]

  • Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Odisha
  • Member of Standing Committee on Coal and Steel.
  • Member of Consultative Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • Member of Telecom Authority Committee, Bhubaneswar Circle.

Political Positions Held[edit]

  • Member of parliament for 11th and 12th Lok Sabha
  • Member of standing committee for Science & Technology, Environment & Forest
  • Member of consultative committee for Coal
  • Member of Speaker's delegation to Russia
  • Member to represent India at international Parliamentarian Union in Brussels as a member of Parliament
  • Member of TAC & ZRUC
  • Visited USA under USAI programme as a parliament member from India
  • Treasurer of Indian Youth Congress
  • General Secretary of Indian Youth Congress
  • President of Orissa Pradesh Youth Congress
  • AICC Member

Sports Position Held[edit]

Other Position Held[edit]

  • Former Managing Editor of a leading Oriya Daily Newspaper named "The Samaya" and "Samaya Saptahik" in Orissa
  • Worked as an Executive with SAIL



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