Dalmiya - The decline and fall

A timeline of Jagmohan Dalmiya's dramatic career since September 2004

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