BCCI head Jagmohan Dalmiya dies at 75

Sep 21, 2015 | Cricket, Sports | 0 comments

Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died in hospital last night after suffering a heart attack this week; he was 75 years old. Dalmiya was admitted to the Kolkata hospital on Thursday after complaining of chest pain. He reportedly became unstable in critical care on Sunday morning, and died that same evening. Dalmiya was also a former ICC president, and has been credited with making India a dominant force in global cricket, most notably by bringing the 1987 Cricket World Cup to India and Pakistan, the first time the tournament was hosted outside of England. BCCI board secretary Anurag Thakur will be interim leader until a meeting is called to elect a new leader. Dalmiya’s failing health has been known for quite a while, so early on there was some talk of who would replace him as the BCCI president. One of the first names that came up was Sharad Pawar, the head of the Mumbai Cricket Association. There’s also the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajiv Shukla, who was also a former BCCI vice-president.
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