Who is a diplomat?

On a recent post of mine, where I asked if Jagmohan Dalmiya was the best diplomat, I got two comments – one saying that maybe he is the best politician, and the other saying that he is the best businessman.

The question is who is a diplomat? Is he/she a politician? No. Is he/she a businessman? No.

But, is he/she political? Extremely. Most of the time.
Is he/she there to make some money? Probably so.

In that case, Dalmiya *is* the best diplomat – because he’s somehow managed to be on the board, be a president, or secretary of the important organizations in World cricket, and has made a ton on money in getting there.