The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has sought directions from the apex court for ensuring smooth conduct of the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, with regard to financial demands raised by all the staging associations.
The request was made in the second status report that was submitted by the CoA to the Supreme Court on March 17.
The court is set to hear the matter on Friday, on the eve of the Test.
In the status report, the CoA has requested the court to “issue appropriate directions to ensure the smooth conduct of the fourth Test between India and Australia by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) as well as the smooth conduct of IPL matches by the State / Member Associations specified.”
The CoA has also taken due care to avert attempts of any possible sabotage of any of the matches by requesting the court to make “the members of the Managing Committee / Governing Body” of all the staging associations “shall be personally responsible for the smooth conduct” of the matches.
The HPCA, the home turf of axed BCCI president Anurag Thakur, has demanded money from the BCCI for hosting the Test, as per the convention in the BCCI.
However, the CoA has pointed out to the Supreme Court the amount that the HPCA has in its coffers.
At least seven of the 10 staging associations for the IPL, starting on April 5, are yet to sign the hosting agreement over lack of clarity about being paid the staging expenses by the BCCI.
According to the hosting agreement, the home franchise and BCCI each pay the respective host association ₹30 lakh per game. While the franchises pay before the start of the season, the BCCI pays State associations after the season.
The State associations had demanded confirmation about receiving the amount from the BCCI.
Courtesy: The Hindu