Jagmohan Dalmiya: The Prometheus of Modern Cricket?

  • Souvik Naha


Jagmohan Dalmiya was the first non-white president of the International Cricket Conference, and the first Asian to preside over any international sport federation. His ascendancy as a non-Bengali businessman in Kolkata and a global cricket administrator was remarkable due to his astute selection of alliance and masterminding of a financial revolution in cricket. His administrative career illustrated cricket’s global expansion and commercial viability‚ and the empowerment of Asian countries like never before. This chapter takes a biographical approach to analysing his contribution, focusing on four major processes: integration of Asian and African nations into a power bloc; judicious use of political influence for developing Indian cricket; simultaneous effort to separate sport and politics; and unprecedented commercialisation of global cricket.


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  • Souvik Naha
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  1. 1.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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