Ajay Shirke <email@example.com>,
Anirudh Chaudhry <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Rahul Johri <email@example.com>
|Date:||Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 5:54 PM|
|Subject:||Misleading Statements made by BCCI Office Bearers|
To: President / Secretary / Treasurer / CEO of BCCI,
This is with reference to the previous e-mail dated 3.10.2016 addressed to Secretary / Treasurer / CEO of BCCI with copies to YES Bank and Bank of Maharashtra and the subsequent press release/interviews by President/functionaries of BCCI.
It is unfortunate that the directions/contents of the e-mail have been misinterpreted, as is evident from the press reports to state that the present India-New Zealand series is at stake.
The Supreme Court Committee has not frozen the bank accounts of BCCI. Nor has it objected to the banking operations/payments relating to routine administration and conduct of cricket matches/tournaments/activities. This has been clarified in express terms to the banks concerned, so that cricket and the public are not made to pay for the actions of the BCCI governors.
What was objected to was the decisions said to have been taken at the Emergent Working Committee meeting of BCCI on 30.9.2016, to disburse large funds to the various Member Associations under the guise of increasing the annual infrastructure subsidy and to divide the proceeds of the Champions League compensation. We understand that these may run into figures of more than Rs.500 crore. Such decisions were neither routine nor emergent.
The Committee is also surprised at the Press Statement attributed to the President of BCCI that if the recommendations of the Committee are implemented, BCCI will have to either abandon the plans to host the 10th edition of the IPL or pull the Indian Team out of the Champions Trophy to be held in England in June 2017. The out-of-context statement by the President is misleading. While dealing with IPL, the report had merely suggested that while drawing up the cricket calendar for a year, a gap of 15 days may be provided after a strenuous IPL season before the commencement of events in the National Calendar, to ensure that a cramped cricketing year does not take a toll on the cricketers’ body and longevity of their career. This does not in any way prevent some flexibility where the calendar has already been declared for 2017 when the Champions Trophy has already been scheduled.
Please send the minutes of the EGM/SGM dated 30.9.2016 & 1.10.2016 and the Emergent Working Committee meeting dated 30.9.2016 by tomorrow morning.
Secretary, Supreme Court Committee & Advocate, Supreme Court of India.