Dalmiya extends his reign to eighth consecutive term
The 75-year-old, who is indisposed and is keeping away from interacting with the media of late, has been at the CAB’s helm since 1993 barring a 19-month hiatus after his expulsion by the Sharad Pawar-ruled BCCI on funds embezzlement charges in December 2006. <g data-gr-id="24">However</g> much water has flown under the bridge since then as he has returned to head the BCCI in their last AGM.
Dalmiya had heaved a sigh of relief in July <g data-gr-id="23">2007,</g> when the Calcutta High Court dismissed the charges against him.
He was exonerated as the BCCI was unable to prove its charge of financial irregularities against him.
After being allowed by the High Court to contest for the presidency of the Cricket Association of Bengal, Dalmiya silently made his return in 2008, a post he has held ever since with little challenge.
Dalmiya’s panel, excluding joint secretary Sourav Ganguly, has one more year left in its three-year tenure.
Having made his foray into cricket administration last year, the former India captain has two years left. There were discussions on the ways to cut down on non-cricketing expense and more transparency in the budget so as to reduce the deficit in this fiscal.