A former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Inderjit Singh Bindra, was associated with cricket administration for over four decades from 1975.
He was Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president for nearly three decades. He rose to the role of Special Secretary to the President of India, Giani Zail Singh, in the 1980s.
Mr. Bindra’s stellar role in staging the Reliance World Cup in 1987 and opening up the Indian cricket television market is forever lauded by all. India’s stature in world cricket improved tremendously when its financial muscle, thanks mainly due to Mr. Bindra’s efforts, increased.
He was president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1993-94 to 1995-96 when the country’s cricket economy grew exponentially.
It was during his tenure as president that the 1996 Wills World Cup was staged in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
India’s first ultra-modern cricket stadium at Mohali, among the best in the world, is Bindra’s brainchild. The Mohali stadium is today named after IS Bindra.
He was also an advisor in the formation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was later International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Principal Advisor.