Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away in in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 75.
As a cricket administrator, he is hailed as the architect for the rise of Cricket in India and its financial superpower.
About Jagmohan Dalmiya
- Dalmiya was involved with the BCCI for more than three decades and had started his journey as its treasurer in 1983 before becoming its secretary.
- For the first time, he became BCCI president in 2001 and continued till 2004. For second time, he became President of BCCI in March 2015.
- Dalmiya also had served as President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 1997 to 2000. He was first Indian and first Asian to head the ICC.
- He was also instrumental in organising cricket World Cups to the Indian sub-continent in 1987 and 1996.