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Jagmohan Dalmiya: Indian cricket loses its finest administrator

New Delhi: Jagmohan Dalmiya's demise has left a vacuum at the top in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday that the board will appoint an interim president if its constitution permits.

"Nobody can match Jagmohan Dalmiya's talent as well as stature. The void will be tough to fill. The BCCI will hold a meeting to see what can be done. We will have to see if somebody can be elected as the new interim president," Shukla said in a statement on Monday (Sept 21).

"If the BCCI constitution permits, then there is scope for having an interim president."

Shukla also mentioned that all credits must go to Dalmiya for enhancing the BCCI's financial stature, adding that the country's cricket fraternity will find it difficult to recover from the loss.

"I know him for the last 25 years. He has helped every time right from 1984 when the board had very little money. His vision, the way he worked helped Indian cricket scale new heights," Shukla said.

On Sunday night (Sept 20), Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away and world cricket lost one of its finest administrators.

Dalmiya passed away at the BM Birla hospital in Kolkata, where he was hospitalized after suffering a cardiac attack on Thursday evening.

Dalmiya had joined BCCI as its treasurer in 1983 and as a treasurer, Dalmiya not only transformed the finances of Indian cricket, but also made BCCI’s presence felt globally.

Photo courtesy: www.zeenews.india.com

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