Chennai Mar 2: Jagmohan Dalmiya has returned as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as he was elected unopposed today for the top post at the Indian cricket board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) here.
Dalmiya replaces N Srinivasan, who was barred from contesting the polls this year by the Supreme Court.
The 74-year-old Dalmiya makes a return to the top position in BCCI after a gap of over 10 years. According to Press Trust of India (PTI), quoting sources, Dalmiya was the "consensus candidate" for the president's post.
Anurag Thakur defeated Sanjay Patel by 1 vote to be elected BCCI's secretary while Anirudh Choudhary is the new treasurer.
"The 85th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India was held today in Chennai. The elections for the Office-Bearers and the Vice-Presidents took place, and the following were elected," secretary Thakur said in a media release on Monday. "The audited accounts for the FY 2013 - 2014 were approved," he added.
Dalmiya is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Dalmiya has previously served as BCCI head from 2001 to 2004. He was ICC president from 1997 for a three-year term.
In 2013, he returned as BCCI's interim president after IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out and Srinivasan had to step aside due to his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's alleged involvement.
Dalmiya was also expelled from BCCI for life and removed from all posts, in 2006 on charges of financial irregularities but was exonerated by the court in 2007. Following that, he returned to head the CAB in 2008.
He had joined BCCI in 1979 and served as its treasurer in 1983. He played a big part in getting the rights of hosting 1987 and 1996 World Cups in Asia.
BCCI Election Results
President - Jagmohan Dalmiya
Secretary - Anurag Thakur
Treasurer - Anirudh Chaudhary
Joint-secretary: Amitabh Choudhary
North Zone: ML Nehru
Central: CK Khanna
West: TC Mathew
East: Gautam Roy
South: Dr. G Gangaraju