Jagmohan Dalmiya timeline December 16, 2006

Dalmiya - The decline and fall

Sidharth Monga

Jagmohan Dalmiya's expulsion from the BCCI is the latest twist in a dramatic career © AFP

September 29, 2004

The BCCI elections. Dalmiya is on a cliff-edge. He's held every post there is to hold, and names his man Ranbir Mahendra as a candidate for the president's post. Neither Dalmiya nor Mahendra's opponent Sharad Pawar has ever lost an election. Dalmiya survives, but only just - and only by virtue of his casting vote as incumbent president. The first signs of his mortality.

June 2005

Appoints major threat Inderjit Singh Bindra to the marketing committee in a move designed to appease opponents

September 2005

The BCCI elections, yet again. Dalmiya can see the winds of change blowing. He tries his best to get the election postponed; Mahendra declares the AGM adjourned sine die. Amid all this, the infamous Chappell e-mail is "leaked"

November 2005

The AGM finally happens, with an independent observer overseeing the election. Pawar wins by a landslide. End of Dalmiya's reign

December 2005

Resigns as president of the Asian Cricket Council and the Afro-Asian Cricket Council

February 2006

Pawar appoints a committee to investigate alleged financial irregularities in the PILCOM [Pakistan-India-Lanka Committee] account. PILCOM was formed when the three countries hosted the 1996 World Cup

March 2006

BCCI files FIR against Dalmiya

April 2006

Bombay High Court grants bail to Dalmiya but BCCI`s Working Committee suspends Dalmiya from participating in any affairs of the board on charges of misappropriation

June 2006

BCCI decides to withhold payments and subsidies to the CAB in the light of allegations of misappropriation of funds against Dalmiya

July 2006

Survives at the Cricket Association of Bengal elections, with West Bengal chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya famously backing his opponent, Kolkata police chief Prasun Mukherjee

October 2006

Dalmiya abstains from the BCCI's three-member disciplinary committee while questioning the neutrality of its chairman and board president Sharad Pawar and also claiming that the validity of the adjudication process against him had expired

December 16, 2006

BCCI expels Jagmohan Dalmiya for embezzlement of funds

Sidharth Monga is staff writer of Cricinfo Magazine