The three were selected from a list of 250 internationally acclaimed scholars of sports from around the world after a rigorous screening process, IJHS said in a release in New Delhi today (May 10, 2005).
The awards will mark the 25th anniversary of IJHS, a journal on sports studies, which is published by the Taylor and Fransis Group, an international publishing house.
"They have helped to change the face of the world in the last 25 years through sport and the IJHS is proud to honour them as the foremost statesmen of modern century in the last quarter century," the release said.
The first of the three award functions would be held in Kolkata on July 15 in the presence of distinguished scholars from around the globe, it added.
On Dalmiya, who is the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and a former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief, IJHS said "an adroit administrator and entrepreneur, he engineered the commercialisation of cricket in India and made the BCCI the richest cricketing body in the world.