Calling the meeting eyewash uncharitable, unreasonable:Dalmiya
Kolkata: Life might have come a full circle for astute cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya after being appointed the Interim BCCI chief nearly six and half years after he was expelled from the same office, but he does not consider this an individual victory.
Dalmiya is instead taking this as a challenge to clean the murk maligning cricket in the wake of the spotfixing scam.
"This is not an individual victory. The need of the hour is to cleanse cricket. That's my top priority. I have very little time to do that. I have to work very fast," Dalmiya told reporters after arriving here from the BCCI emergent working committee meeting in Chennai.
"I have to prove to the cricket fraternity that cricket is a clean sport. I need to get that confidence back on the people," he said.
Dalmiya was expelled in December 2006 on charges of misappropriation of funds in the 1996 World Cup as he was forced to step down as the Cricket Association of Bengal president.
Terming this a big period, Dalmiya said: "It was a big period. I have proved my innocence. I believe in achieving things."
Dalmiya further said he had requested Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke to resume their respective roles.
"They are experienced people and they know their jobs. I am expecting them to reply within next 24 hours."
The Chennai meeting might have appeared farce with Board chief N Srinivasan refusing to step down but Dalmiys said: "I don't subscribe to the views that the meeting was an eyewash."