NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that 12 of its member associations have kept the funds received by the cricket body in term deposit and they will not utilise them until further orders of the apex court.
In an affidavit filed before the court, Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI’s General Manager (administration and game development) said the board has received letters in this regard from 12 member associations.
“The BCCI has received from 12 member associations letters stating that the funds received by them as due from BCCI between September 26, 2016 and October 1, 2016 have been kept by the respective associations in term deposit and that no part of the said amount will be utilised by them until further orders of the Supreme Court,” the board said in its affidavit.
Among the member states which have sent letters to BCCI in this regard include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Saurashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
On October 21, the apex court had choked funds to the state associations till BCCI president Anurag Thakur and the units “undertake to implement” the Justice R M Lodha committee recommendations on reforms.
The apex court, in a slew of directions, had sought appointment of an “independent auditor” to “scrutinise and audit” the income and expenditure of the cash-rich body besides going into high-value contracts awarded to various entities awarded by it.
“BCCI shall forthwith cease and desist from making any disbursement of funds for any purpose whatsoever to any state association until and unless the state association concerned adopts a resolution undertaking to implement recommendations of the Committee as accepted by this Court in its judgement dated 18 July 2016.