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'Non-compliant' officials likely to face CoA's ire
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'Non-compliant' officials likely to face COA's ire
The qualified officials of the BCCI's state-affiliated units, who are not accepting the invitation for the BCCI award night in Bangalore on the pretext of their predecessors not getting a red-carpet welcome, may have to face the wrath of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) when the next status report is prepared.
According to COA sources, BCCI is making a note of all those who are openly dismissing the BCCI invitation and planning to bunk the ceremony. It is believed that the COA is also constrained to invite only qualified officials.
The COA has also reached a conclusion that the ousted BCCI officials are behind this move. "The board is making a note of all these and would be presenting it in the next status report to the Supreme Court. In a way, it doesn't make any difference that the ousted officials and their followers are not attending the award ceremony on Wednesday," a top COA source revealed it to TOI.
There are also murmurs inside the BCCI office that some of the ousted officials even tried to disrupt the Indian team's logo sponsorship by calling the potential bidders to stay away from the tender process. These are after all allegations, which can only be proved in the court of law, but COA is not going that far.
"The focus of COA is to run the game and implement the Lodha reforms. Those, who are objecting that there is also no money to run the sport, are part of one of the richest cricket associations in the country," the source said while adding that there is no ban on cricket related expenses. However, it terms of getting money from BCCI, the associations have been told to conduct their elections and implement the Lodha reforms.
The qualified officials of the BCCI's state-affiliated units, who are not accepting the invitation for the BCCI award night in Bangalore on the pretext of their predecessors not getting a red-carpet welcome, may have to face the wrath of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) when the next status report is prepared.

According to COA sources, BCCI is making a note of all those who are openly dismissing the BCCI invitation and planning to bunk the ceremony. It is believed that the COA is also constrained to invite only qualified officials.

The COA has also reached a conclusion that the ousted BCCI officials are behind this move. "The board is making a note of all these and would be presenting it in the next status report to the Supreme Court. In a way, it doesn't make any difference that the ousted officials and their followers are not attending the award ceremony on Wednesday," a top COA source revealed it to TOI.

There are also murmurs inside the BCCI office that some of the ousted officials even tried to disrupt the Indian team's logo sponsorship by calling the potential bidders to stay away from the tender process. These are after all allegations, which can only be proved in the court of law, but COA is not going that far.

"The focus of COA is to run the game and implement the Lodha reforms. Those, who are objecting that there is also no money to run the sport, are part of one of the richest cricket associations in the country," the source said while adding that there is no ban on cricket related expenses. However, it terms of getting money from BCCI, the associations have been told to conduct their elections and implement the Lodha reforms.

Courtesy: The Times of India

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