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Newsmaker: Jagmohan Dalmiya

His BCCI odyssey comes full circle

Sixteen years ago Jagmohan Dalmiya held the same position that he does now: president of the Board for Control of Cricket in India, more familiar to everyone as BCCI. His return is so richly symbolic of the way the richest sports body is run in India. Far from being an organisation run by cricketers, BCCI is the playing field for politicians and rich businessmen, and the election on March 2 was realpolitik at its best, with the participants being Dalmiya, politician Sharad Pawar and industrialist N Srinivasan. That Dalmiya got the chance to harrumph "those who had once expelled me ...