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Dalmiya withdraws suit against BCCI

November 12, 2010 19:12 IST

Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday withdrew a civil suit filed by him against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In view of revocation of expulsion by BCCI in its last Annual General Meeting, the suit which challenged the expulsion became infructuous and hence withdrawn, Dalmiya's lawyer Ushanath Banerjee said.

The suit, which was pending before Justice Sanjib Banerjee, was on Friday mentioned before his court by Dalmiya's counsels who sought its withdrawal.

The prayer was granted by Justice Banerjee.

Jagmohan DalmiyaHaving apparently patched up with Pawar and his group after they fell out with his one-time foe Lalit Modi, Dalmiya withdrew the suit.

The process of reconciliation between Dalmiya and BCCI started at its AGM when it decided to revoke his suspension and also withdrew a civil suit that the board had filed against the Cricket Association of Bengal chief.

The BCCI had in 2006 expelled him on charges of misappropriation of PILCOM (Pakistan-India-Lanka Committee) funds.

Under Pawar, who had come into power defeating Dalmiya at the BCCI elections in 2005, the board had initiated criminal cases against him.

PILCOM was formed when the three countries hosted the 1996 World Cup when Dalmiya was at the BCCI's helm.

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