INDIAN CRICKET: JAGMOHAN DALMIYA IS BACK

INDIAN CRICKET: JAGMOHAN
 
DALMIYA IS BACK
 
 
 
 
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Kolkata, Dt.31.07.08: The veteran of Indian Cricket politician, Jagmohan Dalmiya got a land slide victory in the election held for the Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB). With his arch rivals Sharad Power & co at the helm of affairs in BCCI, he needs to sail CAB safe in the rough waters of Indian Cricket politics in the days to come. He defeated the current CAB President Prasun Mukherjee the former Kolkata Police Commissioner by the by a convincng margin of 71 votes to 47.   
 
Dalmiya had been having torid times after  the BCCI banned him for life on charges of misappropriating funds during the World Cup, 1996. His entry back at the CAB's helm of affairs is based on a stay by the Kolkata High Court on the charges levelled against him by the BCCI.
 
 
Dalmiya started his Cricketing career as a Wicket keeper in Kolkata and has scored a double century too. He is basically from a Kolkata based business family and joined his father's business Dalmiya & Company which has conctructed the famous Birla Planetorium in the year 1963 located in Kolkata. Dalmiya joined the BCCI in the year 1979 and became a Treasurer in the year 1983. He has never looked back and became BCCI President on several occaissions and went on to get elected as ICC Chiarman in 1997.

His fortunes as a Cricket Administrator turned turtles in 2005 when the Indian Political heavy weight Sharad Power put him in a tight corner in the BCCI elections. After this victory in CAB he has ventilated to the media that he will prefer to segregate personal and cricketing ties with BCCI and that the CAB should not suffer due to his personal battle with BCCI top bosses. 

 JAGGU DALMIA BOWLS A MYSTERY BALL ON PAWAR’S POWER CAMP

  Kolkata: 13th November,2008: The power struggle in Indian cricket and the continuing bitterness between Jagmohan Dalmia and the Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar resurfaced and took a new twist. The Justice Nadira Patherya of Calcutta High Court on 12th Nov,2008 has ordered criminal proceedings against six BCCI officials including Sharad Pawar, Shashank Manohar and Ratnakar Shetty on perjury charges.

BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar had expelled Dalmiya from the Board on 16th December,2006 framing charges of misappropriation of funds to the tune of  Rs.2.9 crores during the World Cup in 1996. This had compelled Dalmiya to resign as Cricket Association of Bengal president. He had challenged the expulsion in the Kolkata High Court on 2nd April, 2007. BCCI headed by Pawar had filed an Affidavit in the court confirming that an amendment to its clause V of Rule 38 which empowers it to take punitive action against a member of the Board was duly registered by the Registrar of Societies in Chennai. Thus the Affidavit was the base of BCCI’s justification for expelling Dalmiya.

The expulsion was held earlier illegal by Justice Indira Banerjee of Kolkata High Court on 20th July,2007. In this order, it was ruled that the said amendment had not been registered and so had no legal standing. Justice Banerjee had also recorded that the statements made in that Affidavit were incorrect. Dalmiya had charged the BCCI officials with perjury based on this Court ruling on the same day. In this petition, Dalmiya counsel Satyabrata Mukherjee and Pratap Chatterjee had presented the Court that the Board had placed forged documents to the Court. It also stipulated that BCCI had applied for registration after expelling Dalmiya. As any Affidavit filed before a Court of Law is under oath, such act of BCCI amounts to perjury as argued by the counsels.  
 
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