Cricket

Dalmiya back at BCCI helm

Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected unopposed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at its annual general meeting here on Monday. The 74-year-old former BCCI and ICC president said, “It’s a victory for the cleansing of cricket.” Mr. Dalmiya had been backed by N. Srinivasan, former president.

During the two-hour meeting, Mr. Srinivasan’s group won four of the five posts for which elections were held. In a unanimous resolution, the BCCI named Mr. Srinivasan as its representative in International Cricket Council meetings. The current national senior selection committee headed by Sandip Patil will continue till the next AGM in September.

The Sharad Pawar group’s lone success came when Anurag Thakur edged out Sanjay Patel 15-14 for the post of secretary. Interestingly, there was a blank vote (a member does not indicate his choice) in the poll. Had it become 15-15, Shivlal Yadav’s casting vote as chairman would have come into play. Mr. Yadav presided over the meeting.

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