Anurag Thakur dubs Dalmiya as ‘father figure of Indian cricket’

Bengaluru, Sept. 20 (ANI): Expressing grief over Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise, the board’s Secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday described the former as ‘father figure of Indian cricket’.

“Dalmiya ji has lived cricket day and night. Every breath he has taken was in the interest of cricket. BCCI has lost a visionary and a father figure of Indian cricket,” Thakur told ANI.

Dalmiya passed away this evening following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 75 years old.

Dalmiya was admitted to BM Birla Heart Research Centre on Thursday due to a heart problem. (ANI)

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