Originally Posted by honestbharani
Yeah, I am not sure if Packer did it with the good of the game at heart, but what he did did start the process, and Dalmiya took it a few notches up with his shrewd business acumen and stuff... Surely, Dalmiya did more than Packer but that should not take away from what Packer did (whether he did it for his own good or of the game's does not matter, really)
Completely agree. It's sort of like the Darwin theory, other people (Packer) sort of put the background work in, and then Darwin (Dalmiya) put it all together and made it make sense.
And Packer clearly did do it for selfish reasons. But he also managed to make one day international cricket the cash cow of modern cricket that it is today.