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Amrit Mathur

The opening ceremony of the 1996 World Cup

Working the World Cups

Behind the scenes at a global tournament mostly involves endless meetings, faxes, waiting around, and dealing with fans' and the media's outrage

Amrit Mathur

Dean Jones and Tom Moody lift Allan Border onto their shoulders as Australia take a victory lap

World Cup No. 4: the big story

The World Cup leaves England

The 1987 edition marked the first steps towards altering international cricket's power dynamic, and gave birth to the rotation system for hosting World Cups

The conference room at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel where the ICC meeting was held

Cover story

The men who sold the world

Cricket administrators have always been guided by self-interest, but today one half swears by self-aggrandisement and the other by self-preservation

Jagmohan Dalmiya gestures while talking to the media

Jagmohan Dalmiya 1940-2015

The architect of Asia's rise

Jagmohan Dalmiya did a lot for Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and in turn those countries supported him, and India, at the ICC

Sourav Ganguly receives the series trophy in the company of Jagmohan Dalmiya

Jagmohan Dalmiya 1940-2015

'The best boss I worked for'

Former India coach John Wright remembers his professional relationship with Jagmohan Dalmiya, saying what a 'tough' and 'fair' boss he was