Dalmiya takes revenge, wins CAB election to return as president

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Kolkata, Jul 29 (UNI) India's most talked about cricketing administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya tonight bounced back as the CAB president, defeating incumbent Prasun Mukherjee by 27 votes, ending his almost 18-month hybernation due to BCCI pressure.

While Dalmiya received 71 votes, his rival former Kolkata Police Commissioner got 44 votes. Three votes, however, were cancelled and as many abstained in the 121-member board.

Dalmiya quit the post of CAB presdient in December 2006 after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banned him.

Dalmiya, who had controlled every power point in cricket associations in home and and world body, had to leave the CAB after the BCCI expelled him on charges of misappropriation of funds.

However, he moved Calcutta High Court against the BCCI decision, and the court ruled him eligible for contesting the CAB election.

Dalmiya never lost an election in the CAB since his entry as treasurer in 1978.

He last won the CAB's presidential contest in 2006, defeating prasun Mukherjee by five votes against 56.

In 2007 he did not contest the election, that saw Prasun Mukherjee won unoppsed.


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