Ranjib Biswal in Bhubaneswar
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, (Congress)|
|MP, Rajya Sabha, Odisha|
Assumed office |
3 April 2014
21 September 1970|
|Occupation||Cricketer, Politician, Administrator|
|Known for||Former President, Odisha Cricket Association|
Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970 in Tirtol, Jagatsinghpur, 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, 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.
- 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
- 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
- President, Orissa Cricket Association
- Chairman, Indian Premier League
- Member, Indian Premier League Governing Council
- Manager, Indian Cricket Team, CWC 2011 and CT 2013
- Member, Finance, Marketing and Corporate Cricket, BCCI
- Member, Technical Committee, BCCI
- Senior Selector, Indian Cricket Team, BCCI
- National Selector, National Cricket Academy, BCCI
- Captain, Under -19 Indian Cricket Team, for Tour to Pakistan, Asia Cup, Australia and New-Zealand.
- Captain, Orissa Ranji Trophy
- Played Duleep and Deodhar Trophy for East Zone
- Played WILLS trophy for Board President XI & WILLS XI
Other Position Held
- 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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