Looks like the former members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are not done with their planning as yet. Close to 15 associations held a conference call yesterday and discuss the way forward for them in the BCCI and a possible strategy to create road blocks for the Indian Premier League (IPL), if there are demands are not fulfilled.
Most of the association members, including those from Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka, felt that their resistance for staging the IPL games must continue although they have stopped short of taking a final call on the matter. They have decided to hold another tele-conference after Friday, when the Supreme Court is expected to pass an order.
Apart from the IPL, the biggest point of deliberation was the Deloitte Audit report of the state units which found its way to the media before actually reaching the state units themselves. The point of discussion was how the audit agency did not ask them any questions before filing the report.
A couple of days ago, the COA sent the reports to the states and asked them to explain the irregularities found in those reports. They have been given 10 days to respond.The former and current members think that there is a need for continued unity and they are hoping for relief from the court on Friday.
Meanwhile, things took a new turn in Hyderabad. The local court there was expected to announce the result of the recent election to the Hydera bad Cricket Association (HCA) but it reserved the order. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), meanwhile, has asked for the appointment of an administrator to the association.
Hyderabad is to host eight games, including the opening ceremony and the final and preparation there have not exactly started.
The BCCI wanted to appoint an observer, like it did for the one-off Test against Bangladesh, but the decision has been deferred following the court decision to reserve the order. Clarity is expected by the end of the week.
Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror