Most of you are obviously too young to understand the impact Packer's actions had on cricket as we know it today.
The game was dying under the ICC at the time.
His foresight, determination and, yes, money set the platform for where it is today.
Without him, it probably still would have happened but the who is to say that it would have reached the heights it is at today in most countries.
BTW, can someone please explain to me why, if Dalmiya's actions have benefitted the game in India most, crowds for test matches are almost non-existent.