The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the appointment of Rahul Johri as its chief executive officer. Johri was Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia prior.
He will take over on 1 June 2016.
Shashank Manohar, president, BCCI, said, “We are pleased to have Rahul with us and are sure his vast experience and knowledge will benefit the board. His vision, guidance and support will contribute towards the successful working of the BCCI.”
Anurag Thakur, secretary, BCCI, said, “We welcome Rahul aboard and wish him luck for his new role at BCCI. In the past one year, BCCI has undertaken various initiatives aimed towards transforming the working of BCCI in order to make the functioning more robust. This endeavour is another initiative of the board aimed in the same direction and will mark as one more milestone towards strengthening the professional working of the BCCI.”
Johri said, “I am honoured at the opportunity to serve millions of Indian cricket fans. It will be my utmost endeavour to contribute to Indian cricket. I am thankful to the president and honorary secretary of the BCCI for bestowing such faith in me. I look forward to everyone's support to fulfill this tremendous responsibility.”