Dalmiya's fate now in Pawar's hands

BCCI has authorised its President to take a decision on the ex-Board chief, who is facing embezzlement charges.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:09 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday authorised its President to take a decision on Jagmohan Dalmiya. The former Board chief has been accused of siphoning off funds from the 1996 World Cup.

"More information on the earlier lines was placed before the Working Committee by the Treasurer. The matter was discussed and it was decided to leave the matter to the discretion of the President," BCCI President Sharad Pawar said after the Working Committee meeting.

Dalmiya has been accused of misappropriating Rs. 21.74 lakh from PILCOM, the organising committee of the 1996 World Cup.

The Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police interrogated Dalmiya and former treasurers Jyoti Bajpai and Kishore Rungta over six days in Mumbai and Kolkata, following a Bombay High Court order.

The High Court order came while staying the arrest of Dalmiya by the Mumbai Police who were acting on an FIR filed by the Board at the Marine Drive police station here last month.

Asked about reports of fresh charges against Dalmiya, Pawar said, "The matter is sub judice, so I cannot comment on that."

Pawar added that pending the Board's action, Dalmiya can attend BCCI meetings as President of Cricket Association of Bengal.

First Published: Apr 09, 2006 16:52 IST