Sri Lanka Cricket Releases book on former BCCI and CAB President Jagmohan Dalmiya

Published - 16 Mar 2018, 06:45 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 02:12 AM

Sri Lanka Cricket releases book on Jagmohan Dalmiya. (Photo by Debasish Bhaduri/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), paid a glowing tribute to former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya by releasing a book, titled ‘A Tribute to Jagu’. Meanwhile, they released the book on the occasion of the 70th independence of the island nation.

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala applauded Dalmiya for playing a pivotal role in strengthening the Asian Bloc. Sumathipala also termed Dalmiya as the ‘hero’, who had the guts to stand up for what was right. They also felicitated him posthumously as the greatest non-Sri Lankan contributor to their country’s cricket.

Dalmiya’s son, Avishek Dalmiya was present there to receive the commemorative book. Avishek is currently the Joint Secretay of Cricket Association of Bengal. Also present at the ceremony were cricketers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India apart from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan, former ICC President Ehsan Mani and other dignitaries.

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Dalmiya lauded his father’s contribution:

Dalmiya spoke about his father’s contribution in strengthening the Asian Bloc. He also talked highly of Sumathipala and Ashraful Haq.

I personally think that the tenures of my father, as well as that of Mani, were quite successful in terms of commercial growth as well as globalization of the game,” Dalmiya said on that occasion.

I also remember how Sumathipala along with Dalmiya and Ashraful Haq worked hard for the development of the Asian Bloc as the President of Asian Cricket Council. The game flourished in various parts of Asia as several programmes were undertaken then by the Asian Cricket Council. World Cricket is witnessing its results now,” he added.

After all a stronger Asia meant a stronger world cricket too as most of the revenue gets generated from this part. My dad may have left for heavenly abode, but it is satisfying to notice the continuing relationship. That I believe is the real tribute to him,” Avishek added.

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