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Dalmiya skips BCCI meeting

Former Cricket Board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya skipped BCCI's Working Committee meeting before next month's AGM.

cricket Updated: Aug 23, 2008 13:35 IST

Former Cricket Board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya skipped Saturday's Working Committee meeting of the BCCI before next month's AGM, preferring to depute another representative of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which he's currently heading.

CAB is being represented by Biswarup Dey at the one-day sitting of the BCCI at its headquarters in Mumbai.

Dalmiya, fighting a court battle with the parent body for alleged embezzlement of 1996 World Cup funds, could now be seen at the AGM next month-end.

Dalmiya, arrested on March 26 this year and released on bail for alleged misappropriation of PILCOM (Pak-India-Lanka Committee) funds worth Rs 2.90 crore, stormed back to the helm of affairs of CAB 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.

Today's Working Committee meeting would finalise the dates and venue of next month's AGM at which President-elect Shashank Manohar is to take over the reins from incumbent chief Sharad Pawar.

"With the last AGM paving the way for paid selectors, the modalities of the new system would be discussed and finalised at the Working Committee meeting," according to BCCI sources.

A meeting of the Finance Committee of the board, headed by Sudhir Nanavati of Gujarat CA, was held on Friday. The decisions taken in the meeting are to be ratified on Saturday.

The WC meeting would also finalise the annual report ahead of tabling it at the AGM.