JAMMU, Sept 21: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already taken a decision to take over JKCA and has planned to set up an adhoc committee to run the affairs of the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA).
Now, the BCCI has moved to J&K High Court (JKHC) for the requisite permission and directions.
Pertinent to mention that, it was in the Apex Council meeting of BCCI on July 17, 2020 wherein the BCCI had decided to take over the affairs of JKCA with a view of framing an adhoc body for its J&K affiliated unit, in the light of various complaints, levelling serious allegations against the Court appointed Administrators and CEO for JKCA for two months, in the year 2017.
Explaining their stand, the BCCI in the reply to the JKHC submitted, “The BCCI is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that cricketing activities throughout the country including in the Union Territory of J&K are not affected. To achieve this objective and to ensure that cricketing activities are carried out in its true perspective, it was decided to frame adhoc committee.”
The Board further submitted that it was decided to put the JKCA under the supervision and control of an adhoc Committee for proper administration and management of the game of cricket in J&K and to streamline the functioning, affairs and management of the Association subject to the requisite permission and directions from the Court.
It is important to mention here that JKCA is the affiliated unit of BCCI and it is the BCCI funds JKCA exchequer for carrying out the Cricket Activities in J&K.
The BCCI further explained to the court that the purpose for appointment of Administrators and CEO for JKCA at that time was to only to implement Lodha Panel recommendations with a view only to bring transparency in the Association in a period of 60 days. However, least to talk of transparency, the court appointed Administrators and the CEO for JKCA have even failed to submit Audited Annual Accounts to the BCCI.
“In view of the submissions, it is most respectfully prayed that the affairs, functions, administration and management of the JKCA may kindly be permitted to be taken over by the adhoc committee to be framed by the BCCI,” mentioned BCCI in its reply to the JKHC.
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