Hmm, Tony Greig pre-packer - £1,050 a year
Tony Greig in Packer - £12,000 a year.
No, that's no impact at all is it?
And what was Tony Greig's salary post-Packer ?
Somewhere closer to 1 grand than 12 grand. In terms of global popularity of cricket and player salaries, he had no lasting impact, because essentially the packer years were a spike in interest, sponsorship and money. Post Packer, cricket slid back to its half-arsed nature(business-wise).
Sponsorship declined and so did popularity.
Dalmiya on the other hand had a lasting impact- the player salaries and ICC's coffers have sustained the astronomical wealth, if not undergoing a general upwards trend that was missing pre-mid-90s.
Cricket's popularity also increased during Dalmiya's tenure and it has been sustained/incremented since.