Dalmiya in Dubai to attend ACC meeting

Published: Monday, January 31, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Dubai:Defying threats from his detractors of contempt suit, Jagmohan Dalmiya today attended the ACC meeting currently in session here.

Dalmiya, who is no longer the Indian Cricket Board President, was warned against attending the ACC meeting on behalf of the BCCI by lawyers of a Chennai cricket club, saying it would be in contempt of a court order.

However, Dalmiya's lawyers have maintianed that he was attending the meeting as duly elected ACC President and not as BCCI representative.

"Mr Dalmiya has come and is attending the meeting," an ACC source told PTI.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan is also here to attend the meeting. Sri Lankan representatives will reach later today while officials of the associate members countries -- Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong -- have already reached the place.

Representation of the BCCI in ICC meetings and other international fora is mired in controversy.

The Board's Annual General Body Meeting reconvened on January 27 in Kolkata and ended with in a minute without taking up any matter for discussion.

The AGM, which was adjourned on September 29, 2004, was reconvened under Supreme Court order to enable the new set of office bearers take charge.

Although Dalmiya is the ACC President, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had said in Islamabad a few days ago that the meeting could be used as a platform to thrash out the details of itinerary for the upcoming series in India.

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