Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Sunday paid tribute to the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya who has passed away in hospital
at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack last week.
that he was not in good health in the last while,” commented CSA president,
Chris Nenzani, “but it has nevertheless come as a shock to all of us and I
extend the sympathy of the CSA community to his family, friends and cricketing
colleagues and indeed to the entire Indian cricket community.
that he served two terms as president of the BCCI and was also president of the
ICC speaks volumes both for his love of the game and the strong leadership he
was able to provide. Dalmiya was the man who proposed our re-entry as a Full
Member of the ICC and he played a major role right to the end to ensure our
relationship with the BCCI will remain strong and steadfast.”
Executive, Haroon Lorgat, commented: “Dalmiya will never be forgotten in
South African cricket circles for being instrumental in welcoming us back into
the international cricket fold and for extending in 1991 that historic
invitation to the United Cricket Board to make possible the Proteas first ever
tour abroad to India.
felt good around Dalmiya and I will never forget his warm words during my
own difficult times. He was a special person and South Africans have much to be
grateful to him for the strong relationship he cultivated between the two
countries. The upcoming Freedom Trophy should be a special tribute to him.
salutes him as an iconic administrator and a wonderful servant of the game.”