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 Biswal was entrusted with the additional responsibility of Manager with D Dongoankar for the IND tour of WI - 2006. He was the Chairman of National Cricket Academy (NCA) and President of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). He was the Team Manager of the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy winning, Indian Cricket Team. Later in September 2013, Biswal was also selected as the Chairman of IPL till April 2015. In January 2017, he stepped down from the post of OCA President.
In 2014, Ranjib Biswal won Congress Rajya Sabha MP seat from Odisha. His elder brother Chiranjib Biswal is also Congress MLA from Jagatsinghpur constituency.
Ranjib Biswal is the son of the Odisha politician - the late Basant Kumar Biswal, Ex-Deputy CM, Odisha.
Ranjib Biswal is married to Anita Mohanty,a NRI from London, United KingdomMember 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.
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
President , Orissa Cricket Association
Chairman, Indian Premier League
Member, Indian Premier League Governing Council
Manager, India Cricket Team , CWC 2011and CT 2013
Member, Finance, Marketing and Corporate Cricket, BCCI
Member, Technical Committee, BCCI
Senior Selector, India Cricket Team, BCCI
National Selector for Juniors of 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
Managing Editor of a leading Oriya Daily Newspaper named “The Samaya” and “Samaya Saptahik” in Orissa
Worked as an Executive with SAIL
Post Graduation from St.Stephens College, Delhi.