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Jagmohan Dalmiya returns as BCCI President
Monday 02 March 2015

Jagmohan Dalmiya has returned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India after a decade. This is the second term for the Cricket Association of Bengal president. Anurag Thakur edged out Sanjay Patel 15-4, to become the new secretary.

TC Matthews was elected one of the five vice-presidents, while Amitabh Chaudhary (Jharkhand) and Anirudh Chaudhary (Haryana) were elected joint-secretary and Treasurer respectively. 

Amitabh won a closely contested fight against Chetan Desai and only sailed through after chairman Shivlal Yadav's casting vote. Anirudh defeated Rajeev Shukla, who was a BCCI vice-president from the central zone. Both Amitabh and Anirudh are Srinivasan loyalists. Effectively, Srinivasan's camp has wrested most of the top positions from the Sharad Pawar camp. 

Dalmiya, 74, was the "consensus candidate" among rival factions for BCCI president, a position he held a decade ago.

The Supreme Court had barred Srinivasan from standing as a candidate for BCCI chief, following its probe 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 owning an IPL franchise while he was also BCCI head.

Dalmiya was ousted by rivals as BCCI chief in 2005 after a more than decade-long reign over the powerful and faction-ridden board.

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