According to a report in the Times of India, former BCCI secretary and a Srinivasan loyalist was recently summoned for an emergency meeting of the board in Mumbai.
BCCI sought an explanation from Patel and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary over the payment of US $900,000 (close to Rs 6 crore) made in 2013-2014 to Page Protective Services (PPS), a UK-based security and investigations company. Patel released the work order for payment and Chaudhary released the funds for the same.
"Yes, we can confirm PPS was retained by BCCI but due to client confidentiality we cannot offer any further comment," Stuart Page, chairman, Page Protective Services, told TOI.
The report further adds that PPS was hired by the BCCI to keep track of 'important' individuals who were in the anti-Srinivasan camp.
"As treasurer, Chaudhary's job was restricted to releasing the money once the work order was released. Beyond that, the treasurer has little control. The matter to be looked into is who gave Patel the go-ahead to release the work order?" a source told TOI.
Earlier, a two-member committee was formed by the BCCI to look into the payments made by the previous regime in 2014 to PPS.