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CRICKET: Dalmiya returns as BCCI president

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya, returned as president of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India yesterday.

This after current ICC boss Narayanswamy Srinivasan was barred from seeking re-election.

Dalmiya emerged as the only candidate after India’s Supreme Court ruled ICC chairman Srinivasan cannot seek another term as BCCI president while he continues to hold a stake in the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.

Dalmiya, who was ICC president from 1997 to 2000 and BCCI president from 2001 to 2004, was elected unopposed during an annual general meeting in Chennai.

The Supreme Court barred Srinivasan from seeking re-election in January following a conflict of interest case filed by the provincial Cricket Association of Bihar.

This is in regard to a spot-fixing probe against Srinivasan’s son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.