Directions regarding disbursement to Members [03.10.2016]

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date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 12:08 PM
subject: Directions regarding disbursement of funds by BCCI – Supreme Court Committee

The Secretary, BCCI

The Treasurer, BCCI


CC: Banks of the BCCI

It has come to the notice of this Committee that certain decisions have been taken at the ‘Emergent Working Committee’ meeting of the BCCI on 30th September 2016 to disburse large funds to the various member associations. You are aware that by way of this Committee’s direction dated 31.8.2016, no further decisions were to be taken regarding the future apart from routine matters. The disbursement of these amounts are not routine, and in any case, not emergent.

You are also aware that the BCCI has chosen to breach the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the first set of Timelines set out by this Committee which includes the Fund Disbursement policy to be framed by 30.9.2016. As the status report is to be taken up for directions by the Hon’ble Court on Thursday, 6.10.2016, you are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved / approved after the direction dated 31.8.2016. Any violation of this direction will be placed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for appropriate directions.

The Supreme Court judgment of 18th July 2016 states:

“92. Needless to say that the BCCI and all concerned shall cooperate and act in aid of the Committee and its directives.”

All relevant material has been uploaded by this Committee on its website:

Your sincerely,

Gopal Sankaranarayanan

Secretary, Supreme Court Committee &
Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
Ph: +91 99115 46725


3 thoughts on “Directions regarding disbursement to Members [03.10.2016]”

  1. Yes.Publicmoney,earned out of the
    Pockets of true admirer of cricket
    shall go only to true administrator
    Of pure cricket. The freezing of funds by Lodha committee at BCCI
    is squeezing of throats of lawbreakers.Good days have come


    1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

      Respected Sirs,
      1- At the outset , please note that generally before 10th of every month , the past month payment – BCCI Payments above Rs 25 lacs were updated by BCCI on their website but for (August, 2016) , it was only updated on 28th September 2016 , there were huge one time payments of Rs 28.25 Crore each to all BCCI state Units , paid in the month of August 2016 with the remark – “ Advance against amount due to association as per WC. Till July 2016 “ , it is yearly grant and in all infra subsidy maximum of Rs 60 Crore ( life time and now increased to Rs 70 Crore from 30 September 2016 ) paid by BCCI to all state units individually till now , why BCCI paid huge money of Rs 28.25 Crore advance under this head in Aug 2016 . Kindly take the cognizance of this one time huge payment to all state units in August 2016.

      2 – By your committee mail to BCCI and BCCI bank , it is clear that you will not let BCCI to get away from implementing the verdict of the Hon’ble Apex court in toto. It appears that BCCI top brasses have sensed writing on the wall and hence they might be distributing BCCI reserves among themselves ( State Units ) before 6th October 2016 hearing in Hon’ble Apex court and also before review petition hearing on 7th October 2016.

      3 – Hon’ble Apex court and your committee will definitely depute Respected CAG of India to look into the each and every and all financial transactions of BCCI and State Units for last ten years for the highest level / standard of accountability and transparency .

      4 – Since your Committee Secretary has disclosed his cell number in this mail , it may definitely be handy for people to share crucial information about state units may be on anonymity with him.

      5 – As per media report , Vidarbha Cricket association and Tripura Cricket Association have adopted the new constitution as per the verdict , BCCI and all rest state units have missed the timeline / deadline given by your committee , 30th September 2016 to amend and adopt the new constitution in toto , thus thereby now BCCI officials and State Units Officials have to take a harsh wordings / treatment and may be contempt of court order from Hon’ble Apex court of India on 6th October 2016.

      6 – As per media report ( Outlook magazine )

      BCCI Circulates Lawyer’s Opinion To Give A Twist To Tale

      Says SC judgment gives no directions to states to amend their constitution

      “ Some of the BCCI’s affiliated state associations could on Saturday oppose the Lodha panel recommendation that instructs them to change their constitutions after the BCCI on Friday quietly circulated a written opinion from one of its senior advocates which says the recent Supreme Court “judgement does not give any specific direction to the state associations and there is also no direction against them to amend their bye-laws”.

      Senior advocate Arvind P. Datar, whom the BCCI has been consulting for a long time, also said that the “state associations can continue with their existing position”.

      “The net result is that the state associations can continue with the present method of functioning and need not alter the bye-laws. The only possible adverse consequence is the loss of grant from the BCCI,” says Datar, an expert in taxation and one of the finest lawyers in south India. “

      But, he feels, the associations can still receive grants. “In my view, para 62 of the judgement will override the directions of the Lodha Committee to discontinue grant if the composition of the state associations is not changed. The contents of para 62, when read with para 92, indicate that the recommendations of the Lodha Committee to that extent will not prevail,” he says.

      In view of the above it would be extremely essential for your committee to take cognizance of the BCCI SGM defiance , since as per media , BCCI officials from 1st October 2016 till date are of the view that it is upto the Members of BCCI (state units Representatives ) to take final call on full implementation of verdict , Thus all the state units , who have attended the SGM on 1st October 2016 are responsible for non compliance of the verdict .

      7 – As such in the BCCI press release on 1st October 2016 posted on their website do not have a single alphabet mentioned on the adoption of the amendment constitution by all the sate units of BCCI as per the verdict , since BCCI is of the view as per this Outlook magazine article that verdict does not apply to State Units, which is bizarre excuse for the non implementation in state units.

      8 – Once again reiterate that the root problem lies in the state units ,hence Hon’ble Apex court and your committee to make all state units officials accountable to implement the verdict in toto on 6th October 2016.

      9 – It appears that BCCI and State units officials except ( Vidarbha & Tripura ) does not have any fear / respect of Hon’ble Apex court and their verdict hence on 6th October 2016 , BCCI and state Units should be made to fall in line by implementing the verdict fully and comply your committee timeline / deadline within stipulated timeline by delivering the unprecedented strict order .



  2. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

    Respected Sirs,

    1- As per media report –

    The Indian Express

    Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Published:October 4, 2016 11:22 am

    BCCI not asked to stop routine affairs, including India-New Zealand series: Lodha panel secretary

    Lodha panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan has clarified that large funds cannot be distributed to state associations.

    The Lodha Committee reacted to The Indian Express story, saying that nowhere has the panel directed the cricket board to stop its routine affairs, including the ongoing cricket series against New Zealand. The secretary of the Lodha Committee, Gopal Sankaranarayanan, also clarified that the instruction doesn’t freeze the cricket board’s bank accounts.

    “The email that was sent yesterday on behalf of the Committee, makes it clear that the BCCI is not permitted to distribute large funds to state associations without actually complying with the timelines of the Committee. The directive didn’t freeze the accounts of the BCCI at all and clearly permitted routine matters to continue. The present cricket calendar as well as the Test matches are part of the routine functions of the BCCI, which are permitted and can continue. This has nothing to do with the more than thousand crores that the BCCI top functionaries were attempting to distribute among the state associations prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing on October 6.

    “Their (cricket board) attitude seems to be that unless you allow us to siphon away more than half the funds in the coffers of the BCCI, we will make cricket, the players and the fans pay the price,” Sankaranarayanan, told The Indian Express.

    2- The above Precise statement in Indian Express by your committee most competent Secretary and Your committee chairperson Hon’ble Justice Lodha has clarified today to India Today that their committee has only freeze the huge money disbursement to State Units and they have not stopped any routine payments of BCCI and ongoing series with New Zealand.

    3 – As per Media reports – BCCI officials are threatening to cancel the ongoing series with New Zealand , this endeavor is self explanatory and appears that BCCI is deploying all tactics to score brownie points of martyrdom before Hon’ble Apex court hearing slated on 6th October 2016 and also it appears that BCCI want to win the compassion from Indian Public that your committee has created the havoc and not allowing them to function . If BCCI cancels the series in between then it will bring disrepute to the country and it appears that they want to throw the onus and mudslinging on your committee for the same. It appears that BCCI want to get rid of existence of your committee .

    4 – Once again reiterate that the root problem lies in the state units ,hence Hon’ble Apex court and your committee to make all state units officials accountable to implement the verdict in toto on 6th October 2016.

    5 – Hon’ble Apex court has assigned the most herculean task to your committee of implementation of verdict , since with BCCI and State Units Officials approach and attitude, they will not easily fall in line unless and until Hon’ble Apex court passes the most severest Order on BCCI and state units on 6th October 2016.

    6 – Kindly contemplate to put life ban on all the present Office Bearers of BCCI and all the present office Bearers of all the State units to hold any official Bearer post or to be part of any committee at BCCI and State units ever again in the life . ( For Non compliance / defiance of verdict and your committee timeline and deadline except Tripura and Vidarbha ).

    7 – It appears that the more, your committee will come heavily on financial matters of BCCI and State units , the more , BCCI and State Units will become hostile and vociferous against your committee since till now nobody has ever questioned “ the most powerful , rich and indispensable institution “ .

    8 – The best way to make BCCI and State Units fall in line and make them adopt and implement the verdict in toto would be by deputing immediately Respected CAG of India to look into the each and every and all financial transactions of BCCI and State Units for last ten years for the highest level / standard of accountability and transparency.

    With every act of mudslinging / defiance / non compliance , BCCI and State units are only alluring to unwanted / unprecedented trouble for themselves from Hon’ble Apex court since they will uphold the sanctity of their verdict at any cost .

    Your committee and your Secretary is doing the best possible / the most transparent by posting every matter on this website / excellent job in handling every tactics and tantrums of BCCI and State units in evading implementation of verdict in toto.



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