As the Eden Gardens gears up to host the India-South Africa Twenty20 International on Thursday, late cricket czar Jagmohan Dalmiya -- for whom the ground was his second home -- seems omnipresent in pictures, banners and recollections.
As much as Eden Gardens belongs to VVS Laxman for his epic 281 against Australia in that historic Test, it is also Harbhajan Singh's spiritual home for the 13 wickets that he took in that particular match.
Lawyer-turned-administrator Shashank Manohar was on Sunday elected unopposed as the BCCI President for a second time after a gap of four years and vowed to clean up the mess in the Cricket Board by announcing a slew of reforms to restore the credibility of the game.
Ahead of Board of Control for Cricket in Indias' (BCCI) special general meeting on Sunday, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said he believes Shashank Manohar, who has emerged as the sole candidate for the board's top post will do a good job.
Extending his full support to BCCI's Presidential candidate Shashank Manohar, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Thursday said that he was never in the running for the top job and will always be a loyal soldier of the board.
Paying rich tribute to Jagmohan Dalmiya who passed away recently, Cricket Association of Bengal president-designate Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said that the former BCCI chief was one administrator who had only friends all over the world.
After another round of hefty speculations on who's likely to become the next Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) boss, involving the name of a 'steadfast and clean' Shashank Manohar, it's secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday joined the clarion call by saying there will be an "honest President" at the helm of Indian cricket.
Jagmohan Dalmiya's demise has reduced the Board of Control for Cricket in India to a Battle for Control of Cricket in India. With the veteran cricket administrator's seat vacant, the board mandarins are now busy planning their next moves.
The power game being played at the corridors of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took an interesting but altogether unexpected turn with the reported emergence of hesitant Shashank Manohar as a consensus candidate to fill the void left by the death of board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Sunday.
A communication gap between the Kolkata Police and security accompanying Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday led his car to be separated from the convoy on way to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya's house in the city.