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Dalmiya expected for BCCI meet

The Working Committee of the Cricket Board will meet in Mumbai on August 23 and the sitting has assumed significance with former BCCI Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.

cricket Updated: Aug 21, 2008 00:39 IST

The Working Committee of the Cricket Board will meet here on August 23 and the sitting has assumed significance with former BCCI Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, fighting a court battle with the parent body for alleged embezzlement of 1996 World Cup funds, expected to be in attendance.

Dalmiya, arrested on March 26 this year and released on bail for alleged misappropriation of PILCOM (Pak-India-Lanka Comittee) funds to the tune of Rs 2.90 crore, has stormed back to the helm of affairs at his home association-Cricket Association of Bengal-at the recent elections.

The ex-chief of the International Cricket Council, expelled by the current ruling group in the BCCI in December, 2006 from the apex cricket body, had to step down as president of CAB, but after lengthy legal battles he was allowed to contest the elections in July, 2007. Dalmiya bided his time and then bounced back to the helm in CAB at the elections held last month. His expected presence at the last meeting of the all-powerful Working Committee before next month's AGM has shifted the focus back to cricket administration.

The meeting is expected to finalise the dates and venue of next month's AGM at which president-elect Shashank Manohar is to take over the reins from Sharad Pawar.