Reply to BCCI – 24.10.2016

From: Gopal Sankaranarayanan <gsanks@gmail.com> Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:07 PM
To: Ajay Shirke <a.shirke@bcci.tv>, anurag@bcci.tv, Rahul Johri <rjohri@bcci.tv>
The Secretary, BCCI.

The Committee is in receipt of your email and letter dated 21.10.2016 which refers to the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of the same date.
1. Before the Committee proceeds to issue any directions, it would need to satisfy itself that the BCCI administration is willing to comply with the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 21.10.2016. As you can understand, this would be necessary in view of the BCCI’s stand concerning the earlier order of 18.7.2016. In this regard, the Committee requires a letter of compliance from the President BCCI duly undertaking on behalf of the BCCI to unreservedly comply with the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 21.10.2016.
2. In your letter dated 21.10.2016, the first paragraph reads as follows:
1) The BCCI has already declared the process of a global tender for the IPL rights, where the previous Ten-year rights contract ended with the end of IPL season May 2016, as it was mandated to do so by the expiring contract.
The Committee has 2 specific questions in this regard:
a. When did the previous Ten-year rights period come to an end?
b. When does the next Ten-year rights period commence?
Your sincerely,
Gopal Sankaranarayanan,
Secretary, Supreme Court Committee &
Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
Mob:+91 99115 46725
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10 thoughts on “Reply to BCCI – 24.10.2016”

  1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

    Respected Sirs,

    1 – Excellent transparency by your committee by posting all the mails on your this website , enabling all the people of India to know that everything is in black and white and 100 % transparent from your side , hats off to your committee and to your committee secretary for such meticulous pain in ensuring implementation of the verdict from the most adamant , defiant , rich , powerful , influential BCCI and state associations officials , its a herculean task ,but Hon’ble apex court and your committee will now go all out to make BCCI and state association to fall in line as per your 2 timelines without allowing any further delay from BCCI and state associations.

    2- Wonderful today email reply to BCCI by most competent , immensely respected , secretary of your committee.

    3 – Stating BCCI president to file the affidavit of compliance of hon’ble apex court verdict dated 18th July 2016 in toto firstly before your committee , then you will give the nod for IPL bid rights.

    4 – Hitting the nail to the head , 2 precise queries by you to BCCI , when your first 10 years IPL rights will come to an end and when the next 10 years will commence ?

    5 – IPl got commenced in the year 2008 April and ten years will complete in 2017 April then why BCCI is in a hurry to sell the IPL rights in 2016 itself , without complying the verdict in toto.

    6 – Enough is enough , kindly make BCCI and state associations to implement the verdict in toto , many of the state associations have enough of money in their accounts in terms of fixed deposit hence they will not fall in line unless your committee remove all the dis qualified posts holders as office bearers with immediate effect and appoint a administrator like hon’ble justice Mudgal in place of them till they fall in line , as it is in the case of delhi cricket association .

    7 – Again reiterate – Kindly get BCCI and all state associations accounts re audited for last 10 years only and only from CAG India and see the results.

    Whole world looking at your committee and to Hon’ble Apex court to take all the immediate and necessary prompt steps to ensure that verdict is implemented in toto , the law of the land verdict is at stake.

    Regards

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  2. asPallav Vijayvargiya observed,no power on earth could have overthrown BCCI,but for the intervention of supreme court.when IPL itself was commenced in 2008,when supreme court judgement is imperative what the reason in the minds of fewlawless individuals to conduct bidding for IPL,and to call for tenders.Would it not fetch more if conducted in 2017?.
    These people unaware of the fact that supreme court appointed committee will catch the throat of BCCI,now when there is one year still left for bidding,hurriedly conducting bidding by A body legally un fit to survive after 18-7-2016.
    every step of these bigwigs is making it more clear that kickbacks are the order of the day making the cricketers and ardent lovers as their capital in this colourful game of cricket.The steps gradually taken by supreme court and its implementation by Lodha committee are immaculate.Once again hats off to the change intiated by supreme court,while stating in its judgement”change or perish

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  3. Further with out a new governing council to IPL (as per the supreme court judgement) how a body non existant in the eye of law in an hurried manner,premeturely and aganist the supreme court order go ahead with IPL auction.The directions of supreme court on21-10-2016 really put things in right prospective.Sure the change

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    1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

      Respected Sirs,

      1 – Your committee has already issued directives in August 2016 that no business / contract / appointment / decision can be taken by BCCI and state units for the year 2016-2017 unless n until they implement the verdict in toto , then how come BCCI launched the IPL rights bid process for the year 2018 till 2027 ? It appears it is clear case of contempt of court .

      2 – Why BCCI and state units are not equally efficient in implementing verdict in toto , as they are efficient in Selling IPL rights .

      3 – ” Tarik pe tarik , tarik pe tarik ” , BCCI and state units will not implement the verdict as they do not have any intent to do so , they will not fall in line and they will not reform unless and until you appoint the administrators to implement the verdict .

      4 – Will your committee and hon’ble apex court allow any common men continuous defy / disobey of the verdict ? by the first defiance / non compliance itself hon’ble apex court would have put the common men in jail then why different treatment for different sets of people ? is it because BCCI and State units are the most powerful , rich and most influential people ? That is why they enjoying all the privileges and getting away from any punishment for non compliance / defiance of the verdict ?

      5 – As per media reports – BCCI president and BCCI secretary are at all times stating that they want to implement the verdict in toto but it is the BCCI members who are not ready to implement . Why BCCI president and BCCI secretary and all other office bearers of the BCCI are not implementing the verdict in toto in their states ( Himachal pradesh and maharsshtra etc with immediate effect and set the examples for other states to follow ) if they claim that they are willing to implement the verdict in toto ?

      Is it not that ” kee unkee niyat hee nahi hai verdict ko implement karne kee ” , they are giving all lame excuses for non implementation .

      6 – your committee should remove all the dis qualified posts holders in state units and in BCCI as office bearers with immediate effect and appoint a administrator like hon’ble justice Mudgal in place of them to implement the verdict in toto , as it is in the case of delhi cricket association .

      7 – As per media reports BCCI is delaying the the implementation of the verdict as they are keenly awaiting for the Hon’ble CJI retirement in Jan 2017 , is the verdict pronounced by Hon’ble CJI or by the hon’ble Apex court , what difference it will make if Hon’ble Justice Khehar will become the new CJI on 3rd Jan 2017 and there after Hon’ble Justice Dipak misra will become the new CJI on 27th Aug 2017 and so on , will they overturn the verdict pronounced on 18th July 2016 ? it appears BCCI is living in fools paradise since all the new Hon’ble CJI and all the hon’ble justices of Hon’ble apex court will leave no stone unturn in the 100 % implementation of the verdict and will 100 % safe guard the sanctity of the verdict .

      8 – It is highly disappointing that why Hon’ble prime minister and Hon’ble finance minister and Hon’ble Law minister of India and Hon’ble President and Hon’ble Vice president of Congress party are not issuing directives to their party netas / parliamentarians , holding post of office bearers in BCCI and State units to respect and implement the verdict with out any delay since it is setting bad precedent for the common Indian people and for 60% of youth of India of disobeying the law of the land and the highest legal institution of India verdict.

      9 – Parliamentarians make the law in the parliament and the same parliamentarians are breaking the law by continuous disobey / defiance / non compliance of the Hon’ble Apex court verdict dated 18th July 2016 ,

      will it not mean ” rakshak hee bhakshak ho gaye ”

      10 – Again reiterate – Kindly get BCCI and all state associations accounts re audited for
      last 10 years , only and only from CAG India and see the results.

      11 – The onus is on your committee and hon’ble apex court to safeguard the sanctity of the verdict .

      Kindly ensure that the verdict is implemented in toto within stipulated time and your 2 timelines .

      Regards

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  4. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

    Respected Sirs,

    Below mentioned points A to E appears to be the case of contempt of court , kindly assess , take cognizance and initiate immediate stringent action .

    This 19 state units funds of Rs 28.25 Crores each needs to be freezed immediately given to them between 8 Aug till 24 Aug 2016.

    A – As per media reports – BCCI filed affidavit in Hin’ble Apex court on 25th October 2016 through Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI’s General Manager (administration and game development) said the board has received letters in this regard from 12 member associations.

    The BCCI has received from 12 member associations letters stating that the funds received by them as due from BCCI between September 26, 2016 and October 1,

    Among the member states which have sent letters to BCCI in this regard include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Saurashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

    It appears clearly that BCCI has evaded to give details in the supra affidavit about the huge money of Rs 28.25 Crores each given to below mentioned 19 state units between 8 august to 24 august 2016 .

    This 19 state units funds of Rs 28.25 Crores each needs to be freezed immediately .

    1 – As per BCCI website – payment above 25 Lacs for the month of August 2016 – Payment of Rs 28.25 Crores were paid to following state units between 8 August to 24 August 2016 with following remarks –

    “ Advance against amount due to association as per WC “

    1 – Date – 08.08.16 – Andhra Cricket Association – Rs 28.13 Crore
    2 – Date – 08.08.16 – Kerala Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    3 – Date – 08.08.16 – Saurashtra Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    4 – Date – 08.08.16 – Gujrat Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    5 – Date – 08.08.16 – Mumbai Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    6 – Date – 08.08.16 – Maharashtra Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    7 – Date – 08.08.16 – Jharkhand Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    8 – Date – 08.08.16 – Vidarbha Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    9 – Date – 08.08.16 – Tamilnadu Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    10 – Date – 10.08.16 – Haryana Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    11 – Date – 10.08.16 – Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    12 – Date – 10.08.16 – Karnataka Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    13 – Date – 11.08.16 – Chhattisgarh Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    14 – Date – 16.08.16 – The Cricket Association of Bengal – Rs 28.25 Crore
    15 – Date – 16.08.16 – Punjab Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    16 – Date – 19.08.16 – Uattar Pradesh Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore
    17 – Date – 24.08.16 – Huimachal Cricket Association – Rs 28.25 Crore

    B – As per media reports – BCCI in their letter / email to your committee dated 21.10.16 stated that IPL media rights got over in May 2016 , it is wrong information , the IPL media rights will expire at the conclusion of 2017 IPL tournament .i.e , in May 2017.

    C – All the payment made after 18th July 2016 to state units by BCCI to be freezed and not only payment made between 26 Sept till 1 October 2016.

    D – BCCI has not updated September 2016 payment over Rs 25.00 Lacs on BCCI website till this time – 26th October 2016. It shows BCCI lack of transparency .

    E – Honorary Secretary is the only authorized person to file the affidavit in any court of law and to communicate on behalf of BCCI then why Mr Ratnakar Shetty is filing the Affidavits , it appears that this is clear case of evading from responsibility by the BCCI honorary secretary hence affidavit filed by Mr Shetty should not be accepted .

    F – Once again reiterate – your committee should remove all the dis qualified posts holders in state units and in BCCI as office bearers with immediate effect and appoint a administrator like hon’ble justice Mudgal in place of them to implement the verdict in toto , as it is in the case of delhi cricket association to make them fall in line with the verdict.

    G – Again reiterate – Kindly get BCCI and all state associations accounts re audited for
    last 10 years , only and only from CAG India and see the results.

    Kindly take immediate , swift , stringent action , already BCCI and state units have wasted more than 3 months from 18th July 2016 out of total maximum 6 months .

    Regards

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    1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

      Respected Sirs,

      We have been requesting you again and again that Kindly get BCCI and all state associations accounts re audited for last 10 years , only and only from CAG India and see the results.

      In this context only , kindly read , assess the today article in The Telegraph website mentioned below for your ready reference , with this article our stand of re audit for last 10 years of BCCI and all state units gets vindicated

      http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161027/jsp/sports/story_115922.jsp

      The Telegraph Calcutta

      Thursday , October 27 , 2016

      Members give apex court chance to whack the BCCI

      – After Deloitte’s report, HCA gave unprecedented undertaking
      LOKENDRA PRATAP SAHI

      Calcutta: The Supreme Court’s order of July 18 has left the Board of Control for Cricket in India devastated. It could only get worse if Deloitte’s “report on due diligence” specific to some full members is made public.

      “If that does happen, then we will lose whatever sympathy the institution may currently be enjoying in its tussle with the Supreme Court,” somebody closely associated with the Board told The Telegraph on Wednesday.

      More to the point, the Supreme Court and the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee would get a much bigger stick to whack the Board with.

      Instead of blaming judicial overreach and individual X or Y, the Board needs to introspect. Plenty of nonsense has been tolerated for years, all for the sake of votes.

      An absolute lack of fiscal transparency in some full members such as Hyderabad surfaced during a review initiated in Shashank Manohar’s second (short, as it turned out) innings as the Board president.

      Manohar is now an independent chairman of the International Cricket Council.

      Deloitte’s “report on due diligence” largely focused on the utilisation of funds disbursed by the Board.

      Funds are given under different heads: From infrastructure development to staging of domestic cricket. Besides, there’s a handsome chunk from the TV rights sold by the Board.

      The amount generally varies from year to year, but runs into crores of rupees.

      After Deloitte’s missile, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president, Arshad Ayub, and secretary K. John Manoj gave an elaborate “undertaking” to the Board.

      Ayub, a former India off-spinner, and the HCA secretary promised to “rectify the anomalies/ irregularities.”

      Nobody in the Board could recall anything similar furnished by any other full member. However, there’s a massive question mark over at least three other associations as well.

      That may not be all, though.

      “The serial offenders… Call them the usual suspects,” quipped somebody in a position of authority in the Board.

      This Reporter is in possession of the sensational “undertaking” given on May 20. Excerpts…

      • “HCA shall comply with the qualifications made by the statutory auditors in their audit report for the period ended 31 March, 2015, on various matters such as non-adherence to the policy of calling tenders, incomplete details of legal cases filed by/against the Association, non-availability of utilisation certification with respect to cricket development funds to clubs/ districts, non availability of valuation report of land at Mahaboobnagar and Nizamabad etc.”

      • “HCA shall prepare annual budgets by providing reasoning to support the same. HCA shall also at the end of each financial year prepare a comparison between the actuals with the budgeted amounts and document the reasons for variances. Further, HCA shall prepare tournament-wise budgets for expected income and expenses for each of the matches conducted/participated in by HCA during a particular season/year.”

      • “HCA shall take necessary steps to fix the maximum amount of medical insurance to be covered for secretaries of the clubs/ districts covering their respective family members.”

      • “HCA shall ensure that whenever forwarding an advance for match-related expenses to the manager of the team and also office-bearers and executive committee members who have also been entrusted with the responsibility of managing the teams during various matches, the bills along with supporting vouchers be provided to reconcile expenses against the advance. In case such advances remain unsettled because the supporting bills have not been submitted or the amount has not been returned, then HCA will ensure the recovery of such advance from such individuals.”

      • “HCA confirms that they will not in future either take any loans from unnamed persons or take any cash loans. HCA confirms that it is well aware of consequences of such transactions and will not entertain such transactions in future and all outstanding transactions as on the date will be closed before 30 September, 2016.”

      • “HCA shall maintain accurate details of travel of its personnel and payments made on such account to its travel vendors. HCA shall enter into formal agreements with its travel vendors setting out the terms and conditions for making bookings and the manner in which payments shall be made.”

      • “HCA shall ensure that no loans or advances are given to club secretaries/ office-bearers. Further ensure that HCA should not obtain loans from individuals, including office-bearers or club secretaries or third parties.”

      • “HCA shall update its fixed assets register to capture complete information about the assets including the location, number, accumulated depreciation, and depreciation for the reporting period.”

      • “HCA shall introduce a practice of recording all the accounting entries (including cash receipts and payments) and tally on a timely basis in order to ensure completeness of all the transactions reported in the books of accounts.”

      • “HCA shall introduce a formal process for documentation/ approval of the basis for determination of the consideration relating to all contracts above, say, Rs 10 lakh entered into by HCA.”

      • “HCA shall introduce a comprehensive accounting/ operating manual encapsulating detailed guidance/ standard operating procedures to ensure seamless operations.”

      With anomalies and irregularities in plenty, one learns that the HCA only got the “bare minimum funds” to keep cricket afloat.

      Apparently, Delhi, Goa and Jammu & Kashmir got placed in the same boat as the HCA. All three have/are being probed by one agency or the other.

      No wonder the Supreme Court (and the Justice Lodha committee) have been ‘targeting’ the disbursement of funds from the Board.

      One isn’t suggesting that all 26 of the 31 full members eligible for funds follow questionable practices, but there are quite a few to have shamed the Board.

      Obviously, in the process, some of the full members have ensured that the Board’s image gets battered even more.

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      1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

        Respected Sirs,

        1- Kindly make public all the statements given by all 74 eminent people , who deposed before your committee , so that Indian public should know that your recommendation report on BCCI , Cricket reforms in India dated 04 Jan 2016 is mainly based on these statements only .

        2- As per media report yesterday – MR Ajay Shirke ( BCCI Honorary Secretary ) gave the statement before your committee while getting deposed for one state one vote and now changing his stand , there must be lots of more examples , which needs to be brought in public domain , since BCCI and State units are discharging public function , as per Hon’ble Apex court .

        Regards

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    1. Hon’ble Apex Court Appointed Committee,

      Respected Sirs,

      1 – At the outset, hats off to Hon’ble Apex Court and to its appointed committee and its secretary and Amicus curiae for taking the most difficult task to make the most powerful, influential , rich and famous politicians / people / office bearers and post holders at BCCI and all state associations to fall in line. Kindly continue to upload all your exchange of mails / letters with BCCI and state associations on your this website as you have set the highest level of transparency .

      2 – BCCI and all State associations are discharging public functions , BCCI and state units officials should understand very clearly that every aspect / every affair has to be disclosed to public with immediate effect except selection process as it is not their private or homely affair , enough is enough .

      3 – It appears clearly that by not uploading September 2016 payment of Rs 25.00 Lacs and above on the BCCI website , BCCI office bearers have violated the rules and laws and clears shows that they don’t want transparency and accountability despite of the fact that they themselves have mentioned in their recent affidavit submitted in the Apex court stating huge funds transferred in Sept end 2016 to State Associations .and hence they have given strong case for Contempt of court proceedings to be initiated as recommended by Amicus curiae.

      4 – Why President and secretary and all other office bearers of the BCCI are not implementing the verdict in their respective state associations , it can be easily understood , hence they have given strong case for Contempt of court proceedings to be initiated as recommended by Amicus curiae.

      5 – We have been requesting you again and again that Kindly get BCCI and all state associations accounts re audited for last 10 years immediately , only and only from CAG India and see the results.

      6- Would Hon’ble Apex Court have spared any other common people of India to get away for the non compliance and continuous and repeated defiant of the verdict then why special treatment and privilege to the BCCI and State associations Office Bearers , hence kindly do not be lenient any more , Hon’ble Apex court must initiate the proceeding of contempt of court against BCCI and all state units Office Bearers to make them fall in line as suggested by Amicus curiae at the earliest else they will continue to defy the verdict by their delaying tactics .

      Whole world is looking at the Hon’ble Apex court and your committee and its secretary and Amicus curiae to uphold the sanctity of the verdict with whole nine yard.

      Regards

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  5. This is a perfect case to give new direction to sports in India.

    Once BCCI and state associations follow most needed reforms, all other sports associations must be tackled and ensue optimum performance.

    As a country, we cannot go by wims of select few existing management committee members. They have been been exploiting the situation in these association to hilt.

    We pray Honarable Supreme Court and Justice Lodh committee to take every step to implement the reforms at the earliest.

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