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Jagmohan Dalmiya returns as BCCI president

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NEW DELHI: Jagmohan Dalmiya has returned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after a decade reported by The Hindu.

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He was the only nominee for the designation as the deadline ended on Sunday evening. He has been elected as president of BCCI by the governing body in today Annual General Meeting. He replaced the Narayasbswami Srinivasan following a corruption scandal.

He has previously served as President of International Cricket Council. Dalmiya was the consensus candidate among rival factions for BCCI president, a position he held a decade ago.

In other positions, TC Matthews was elected one of the five vice-presidents. Sanjay Patel stays secretary, while Amitabh Chaudhry, and Anirudh Chaudhry were elected joint-secretary and treasurer respectively.

The Supreme Court of India barred Srinivasan from standing as a candidate for BCCI president, although he can cast his vote, following its involvement into a betting and fixing scandal surrounding the Indian Premier League (IPL). The court in January found Srinivasan guilty of a conflict of interest for having commercial dealings in the sport by owing an IPL franchise while he was also BCCI president.

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