Dalmiya withdraws suit against BCCI
Kolkata: Former Indian cricket boss Jagmohan Dalmiya withdrew a civil suit filed by him against the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI).
In view of revocation of expulsion by BCCI in its last AGM, the suit which challenged the expulsion became infructuous and hence withdrawn, Dalmiya`s lawyer Ushanath Banerjee said.
The suit, which was pending before Justice Sanjib Banerjee, was mentioned before his court by Dalmiya`s counsels who sought its withdrawl.
The prayer was granted by Justice Banerjee.
Having apparently patched up with Pawar and his group after they fell out with his one-time foe Lalit Modi, Dalmiya withdrew the suit.
The process of reconciliation between Dalmiya and BCCI started at its AGM when it decided to revoke his suspension and also withdrew a civil suit that the board had filed against the Cricket Association of Bengal chief.
The BCCI had in 2006 expelled him on charges of misappropriation of PILCOM (Pakistan-India-Lanka Committee) funds.
Under Pawar, who had come into power defeating Dalmiya at the BCCI elections in 2005, the board had initiated criminal cases against him.
PILCOM was formed when the three countries hosted the 1996 cricket World Cup when Dalmiya was at the BCCI`s helm.