Former ICC chief Jagmohan Dalmiya dies at 75

NEW DELHI (AP) Jagmohan Dalmiya, the Indian cricket board president and former International Cricket Council chief, has died. He was 75.

Dalmiya, who was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday following a cardiac arrest, died on Sunday due to internal bleeding, hospital officials said.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India praised Dalmiya’s contribution to the sport, with its secretary Anurag Thakur calling him ”a visionary and a father figure of Indian cricket.”

Dalmiya returned as BCCI chief this year after a gap of 10 years. He was a consensus candidate following the spot-fixing allegations during the 2013 Indian Premier League, which forced out Narainaswamy Srinivasan on a Supreme Court directive.

Dalmiya was ICC president from 1997 to 2000 and then BCCI president from 2001 to 2004.