The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Saturday night, listed the amended memorandum of rules and regulations that govern BCCI on the Board's website. The amendments to the by-laws of the BCCI were adopted at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on November 9, 2015.
The amended memorandum, among other things, also states: The Board shall appoint an independent auditor to scrutinize the statement of accounts with regard to the payments made by the Board to the member and all further payments due to a member, associate member and an affiliate member shall be released after the audit report.
The existing memorandum and the amended memorandum have both been uploaded on the board's website with interpretations.For instance, an existing clause under the `powers and duties of the Board' read: “To frame the Laws of Cricket in India and to make alteration, amendments or additions to the Laws of Cricket in India whenever desirable or necessary.“
The CoA has amended this clause and the updated clause is now as follows: “To frame the Playing Condi tions for Cricket in India and to make such alterations, amendments or additions to the Playing Conditions whenever desirable.“
The CoA has also included the appointment of an ombudsman, has taken away the powers of the BCCI president in dealing with the finality in case of dispute regarding a vote, has curbed the powers vested with the treasurer and the joint secretary -including their removal from tour programme and fixtures committee, and more.
A day after the CoA took “serious note“ of state associations' demand for payments to host Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote back to these associations, reminding them about the “usual protocol“ followed by BCCI in these matters. Addressed to 10 state associations, the letter says: “We have received a letter dated March 2, 2017 from Saurashtra Cricket Association in relation to the amount of Rs 30 lakh per match for hosting IPL.
“You are aware that as per the standard tripartite agreements, the amount is payable by BCCI within 14 days from the day the tournament ends and is subject to and conditional upon the performance in full and at each match of the hosting association's obligations“.
Based on the agreement, Johri has conveyed to the associations that their demand for payment on `ASAP basis' is not justified. “The said amount can be relieased only after you have duly performed your obligations,“ he wrote.
State associations have been of the view that if they are not paid Rs 60 lakh per match during the IPL -as stipulated -they will not be in a position to part with the infrastructure.
BCCI rules mandate that an association gets paid Rs 60 lakh per game -Rs 30 lakh from the franchise and Rs 30 lakh from the Board's coffers -adding up to total revenues of Rs 4.2 crore per association for seven home matches of a franchise.
Along with the letter, the state associations have also been sent a draft of stadium agreement for IPL containing payment terms.
“For the sake of good order, please execute and return the same,“ Johri wrote, adding that the release of funds will further be subject to relevant orders passed by the Supreme Court.
Courtesy: The Times of India