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Twitterati call Dalmiya's appointment 'replacing cancer with AIDS'
Jagmohan Dalmiya has been appointed as the interim President of Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) after N. Srinivasan decided to step aside from his post of president till the probe into spot fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL) is over.

Taking a dig at the appointment of Dalmiya, who has been accused of misappropriating funds during the 1996 World Cup, twitterati spoke their heart out.

One such person with tweet handle @BollywoodGandu wrote: "Replacing N Srinivasan with Jagmohan Dalmiya is like replacing cancer with AIDS.”

In few months, we will know as to what changes he can bring in the sport. Dalmiya has been primarily roped in as an interim President to cleanse up Indian cricket, which has taken a big hit by the recent spot-fixing and betting scandals. But, with the track record of Dalmiya, many do not consider him to be the right choice.

On similar lines, a user with tweet handle @Sir_R_L , tweeted, “Getting Jagmohan Dalmiya to clean up Indian Cricket is like getting an alcoholic to clean up a bar.”

In the recent week after the conclusion of IPL, it was off-field activities, which took the world by storm, which saw Bollywood connection along with co-owner of Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan. It was when Meiyappan's name came up that the BCCI was thrown in bad light, especially with N. Srinivasan being the owner of the IPL franchise, CSK and the President of BCCI. He had come under severe pressure to resign from several quarters, but just decided to “step aside” rather than resigning.

Surprisingly, it has been laid that Srinivasan will represent the Indian board at ICC meets. One wonders, how would a person who is not at the helm of affairs with the domestic board represent India? Suhel Seth with his tweet handle @suhelseth wrote: “Is Indian cricket a puddle or what? Why does Srini the dolt want to step aside? He must resign or be thrown out! Simple!”

While some tweets simply showed lack of frustration and disgust with Dalmiya's appointment as interim President. A user with tweet handle @Darryl_Dsouza wrote, "#BCCI one harami on the sidelines, second even bigger harami taking interim leadership. how fuked up is that??”

But, it would not be fair to compare Dalmiya with Srinivasan, especially as we know Dalmiya played an important role in making the BCCI, what it is today -super rich. Dalmiya, who joined BCCI in 1979, was instrumental in bringing the 1987 World Cup to India, after which money was never a problem as it lead to rapid commercialisation of the game.

Still, some feel that none of the BCCI bosses have been fair and the board has been run by clever men, who know how to make use of power. One such person gives an apt explanation and tweeted with tweet handle @abhijitmajumder, “Media expected transparency from BCCI. Naive. It's a palace of veils and mirrors, built by geniuses like Jagmohan Dalmiya, Pawar, LKM, Srini” 

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