However, new IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal has promised a controversy-free IPL VII. “I will assure you 2014 IPL will be a great success. And yes, it will be controversy-free,” Biswal told MiD DAY hours after his appointment at the 84th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India yesterday. 

Ranjib Biswal
Ranjib Biswal

“I am delighted to get this post. I am into cricket administration since 2004. It was upon the BCCI to decide what role I am capable of. I am happy with the appointment,” said Biswal, the Odisha Cricket Association president. “I have just taken over.

I will call a meeting of my council members. I will sit with the members and administration staff and work out something. It will take some time,” added Biswal.

Biswal is considered the lucky mascot of the BCCI. He was the manager on both occasions when India won the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup.

The 43-year-old was again the manager when Team India triumphed in the final Champions Trophy in England a few months ago.  The BCCI would certainly hope lucky Biswal would help put IPL back on track.