Jagmohan Dalmiya turned the BCCI finances. During the days when the cricket board had to pay Doordarshan to telecast cricket games, Dalmiya fought court battles and the government of the day. He got the Board big money through telecast rights. Under Dalmiya, the Marwari businessman from Kolkata, the BCCI was wily, conservative and acted like those with old money. He was unlike the new-rich that run the BCCI today.