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Dalmiya speaks of ICC ambition after taking over as BCCI interim boss

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 3, 2013, 7:05 PM IST

Kolkata: In his first press conference as BCCI interim president, Jagmohan Dalmiya showed his ambitious side saying he is not averse to representing the board in the International Cricket Council (ICC).

"As of now I am entitled to represent India in the ICC. I will decide who will represent the BCCI in the ICC," Dalmiya told reporters here on Monday.

Dalmiya, who was chosen as interim president on Sunday after current president N Srinivasan distanced himself from the role till the IPL spot-fixing probe was over, also shed light on the status of Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke - both resigned last week as secretary and treasurer respectively.

"Sanjay Jagdale has communicated he has no intention of withdrawing his resignation. Ajay Shirke and Jagdale were given 24 hours to reconsider their decision. We have not received any communication from Shirke. I will wait for another 24 hours, hope something will come out," Dalmiya said.

Dalmiya also made it clear that the cleaning-up of the Indian Premier League will take some time. "It is too early to talk about the possible changes which could be made to the IPL code of conduct. I can't deny that the IPL's image has taken a hit due to the controversies. I will work hard to restore the image of cricket."

First Published: June 3, 2013, 7:05 PM IST
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