NCA Chairman Ranjib Biswal was on 29 September 2013 appointed as chairman of the IPL during the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Chennai.
Prior to this appointment Ranjib Biswal was manager of the Indian Cricket team during the ICC World Cup 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He is also the head of Orissa Cricket Association.
Ranjib Biswal was replaced Rajeev Shukla as chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajiv Shukla, who resigned at the end of his tenure.
About Ranjib Biswal
Ranjib Biswal (born 21 September 1970 in Cuttack, Odisha) is a former Indian cricketer. He played domestic cricket for the Odisha state. Biswal represented India in under-19 cricket, captaining the side against Pakistan in 4 test matches played in India.
He retired from domestic cricket in 1997 and became 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, Ranjib Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager along with D Dongoankar for the India tour of West Indies in 2006. Ranjib Biswal was currently National Cricket Academy (NCA) chairman.