Dalmiya back as CAB president

After 18 months in the wilderness, 'Jagguda' is back. He defeated Prasun Mukherjee 71 votes to 47 to come back in power at Cricket Association of Bengal.

updated: August 01, 2008 06:35 IST
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Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday returned to power at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) having spent 18 months in wilderness.

Though official results are awaited, according to sources close to Dalmiya, the seasoned cricket administrator is back at the CAB beating Prasun Mukherjee by 24 votes.

According to sources, Dalmiya got 71 votes while Mukherjee managed 47 votes to pave way for the former ICC president.

Counting for the posts vice-presidents, joint-secretaries and treasurer is currently in the progress.
Earlier, the CAB election, which began at 7pm saw 118 affiliated units put in their votes out of a total 121.

While court appointed observer and former judge Santosh Kumar Foujdar struck off Malda nominee's name on technical grounds, the representative of Bata Sports was out of station.

Ananda Bazar SC, the third unit decided to abstain from the meeting.

Earlier, the 77th Annual General Meeting of the CAB held amid chaos with allegations of financial irregularities during the IPL.

Another issue, which was raised was Bengal's relegation from the Elite Division last season.