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Dalmiya re-elected CAB president uncontested

Kolkata: Former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya remained the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) uncontested at the 80th Annual General Meeting of Cricket Association of Bengal.

Having witnessed some bitter battle in the past, CAB witnessed a lacklustre AGM with 101 out of 121 affiliated units turning up for the annual business.

There was no star attraction as Sourav Ganguly, busy with his commentary stint in India`s tour of England, had to skip the meeting with no representive from his club Barisha AC.

Once the AGM was over, Dalmiya addressed the media. "All office-bearers were elected unanimously," he said sporting a smile.

The 71-year-old cricket administrator, who has spent about three decades at the helm of different international and national cricket organisations, further said this was a landmark AGM for any association.

Dalmiya, who had a difficultl last term when India`s only World Cup match shifted out of Eden Gardens because of lack of preparation, said it`s time to look ahead.

"We have to leave it behind. There is a lot of cricket -- about 18 to 20 days -- coming up. I am sure that will bring us back into the limelight," Dalmiya said referring to the Champions League T20 and the upcoming England series in which the city will host an ODI and a T20.

Asked whether he set his sights on getting back into the BCCI`s fold, Dalmiya said, "Only time will show... It`s not the questioned that should be discussed here."

PTI

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