Written by Staff Writer
21 Sep, 2015 | 2:37 pm
Former International Cricket Council Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, hailed as the architect of India’s rise as the game’s financial superpower, passed away in a private hospital in Kolkata yesterday (Sep 20th).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India President was admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. He was 75.
A businessman known for his marketing acumen, Dalmiya was a key figure in bringing the 1987 World Cup to the sub-continent and was elected ICC chief in 1997.
“The ICC extends its deepest condolences upon the passing away of BCCI President and former ICC President Jagmohan Dalmiya,” the world governing body tweeted.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Former Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to mourn the cricket administrator’s death.
BCCI Secretary, Anurag Thakur, said that it was great loss for the sport.
“BCCI has lost a visionary and a father figure of Indian cricket. He was a great cricket administrator. It is a great loss to Indian cricket and personally a great loss to me as well,” said Thakur.
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