Dalmiya back in the frame of BCCI and Indian Cricket

By Saurabh Sahni on Jun 3, 2013 | IPL 2013
It is ironical that the interim president of the Board of Cricket Control in India is the one who mentored the outgoing president, N Srinivasan. Jagmohan Dalmiya has had a long relationship with the sport of cricket and his relationship continues, at a time when the Indian sport is witnessing one of its darkest phases. After the mess of spot fixing and betting during the sixth Indian Premier League, Treasurer Ajay Shirke and Secretary Sanjay Jagdale of BCCI quit. IPL chief Rajeev Shukla was next to follow the suit of resigning.

However, adamant BCCI president N Srinivasan did not budge from his position until the BCCI board members met to oust him, albeit temporarily. The choice of his interim replacement was Dalmiya. Dalmiya has served at the top most position of Cricket, that is, ICC Chief, in the past. However, he renounced the position following a chaotic TV rights row in 2000. Nevertheless, the cricketing ties of Jagmohan Dalmiya continued as he became the president of Board of Cricket Control in India in 2001. 

This stay of Dalmiya was eventful for all the wrong reasons especially the start. Dalmiya was involved in a fierce battle of words with Match referee Mike Denness during South African tour of India in 2001. 6 Indian players were accused for different reasons including Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar. Dalmiya was later alleged for misappropriation of funds during 1996 World Cup for which he was later exonerated by the Supreme Court. He now resumes the BCCI chief office.
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