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Dalmiya set to retain power in CAB unchallenged

Eden Gardens wore a hassle-free and calm look unlike on the previous occasions of CAB annual general meeting which was marked by unprecedented security, as 'Jagmohan Dalmiya and his group' are set to retain their chairs unopposed on Friday.

cricket Updated: Jul 31, 2009 18:11 IST
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Dalmiya set to retain power in CAB unchallenged

Eden Gardens wore a hassle-free and calm look unlike on the previous occasions of CAB annual general meeting which was marked by unprecedented security, as 'Jagmohan Dalmiya and his group' are set to retain their chairs unopposed on Friday.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) annual general meeting became a high point in cricketing circles on every
July, especially since 2006, when a beleaguered Dalmiya was locked in an intense battle with then Commissioner of Police Prasun Mukherjee, who had the backing of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

However, there is no challenger to Dalmiya, his two joint secretaries and treasurer as the AGM at 6pm today is set to be a routine affair.

In that case, the only point of interest in the 78th AGM is former India captain Sourav Ganguly's second innings as a cricket administrator.

Having retired from international cricket after the Australia series last year, Ganguly had expressed his intention to enter into cricket administration that had sparked speculation that the iconic left-hander was eyeing the BCCI plum post in 2014.

However he chose not to contest Dalmiya, apparently failing to manage the numbers.

But Ganguly's foray into cricket administration will begin today when he represents Mohammedan Sporting at the AGM.