Team India is number 1 and questions are being raised about BCCI: Board president Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur has maintained on-going series against New Zealand series cannot continue if BCCI does not have access to funds.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 6, 2016 5:52 pm
Anurag Thakur, BCCI, BCCI president, India vs New Zealand, India New Zealand series, Ind vs NZ, India New Zealand cancelled, India NZ series, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news Anurag Thakur has hit back at the Lodha panel saying BCCI doesn’t take funds from the government. (Source: ANI)

BCCI president Anurag Thakur has termed the Lodha panel’s decision to freeze the board’s accounts as “unfortunate” which has put the India-New Zealand series in jeopardy with one BCCI official telling Indian Express that the series has been cancelled with no funds available to be dispersed. The New Zealand tour has one Test and five ODI’s remaining after India had won the first two Tests to win the  series.

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He maintained the cloud over the series by saying that cricket and any tournament cannot be held without funds being available. “Really unfortunate that all BCCI accounts have been frozen, there can’t be any tournament without money,” he told the media.

“Cricket cannot run without money. We don’t take money from the government. We are not allowed to make payments. I can’t say anything about the India – New Zealand series. Team India is number one today, when we are financing state boards, questions are being raised,” he added.

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Earlier in the day, Justice Lodha had clarified that their suggestion to the BCCI has been misinterpreted as the panel has asked the board to not distribute large funds to state associations while routine functions such as hosting of cricket matches can go ahead as planned.

WATCH VIDEO: BCCI To Cancel India-New Zealand Series, Here’s Why

 

In other reports, BCCI’s accounts are maintained by Yes Bank and Bank of Maharashtra and the accounts in both have been unfrozen ever since the exclusive report by the Indian Express said the series was being cancelled.

India and New Zealand are scheduled to play the third Test in Indore on Saturday with five ODI’s to follow right after.

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    Bharat Pindolia
    Oct 5, 2016 at 4:40 am
    Kick this Anurag out of BCCI
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      Kaliyug
      Oct 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm
      Just like there cannot be prosution without money!
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        Kaliyug
        Oct 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm
        What BJP is saying is that you can hold any bat as long as we hold the balls!
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          Rakesh Pandit
          Oct 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm
          Thakur, Shukla etc politicians are blackmailing Justice Lodha and the country with false issues. These fellows need a surgical strike on their backside now. When Supreme Court wants these fellows to vacate their places in bcci, why are these shameless chaps sticking desperately to their chair?
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            Hardeep
            Oct 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm
            BCCI members or Cricketer will not become poor they have looted the India a alot... more than the britishers
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              stranger
              Oct 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm
              but there can and should be cricket or as a fact every other game without politicians.
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                rak g
                Oct 5, 2016 at 9:55 am
                haha JK singh seems to be anurag thakur with fake name, just answer one question, how do u feel about anurag thakurs achievement of playing only a single match that too directly as a captain simply to qualify for HPCA chairman?? shut ur filthy
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                  rak g
                  Oct 5, 2016 at 9:56 am
                  no he is the law...haha
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                    rak g
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 9:53 am
                    yes kill all the mullahs...but would u then agree to keep this anurag cheat out of bcci then?
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                      JK Singh
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm
                      Supreme court wants to vacate what? Shut your ugly mouth.
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                        Niks
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm
                        Yes Mr. Thakur, Bulls Eye ... No Cricket without Money and no money without Cricket.
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                          pala
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm
                          What this bjp man doing in cricket. Keep bjp politics out of cricket.
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                            petier mike
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 1:10 am
                            Excellent news, the other games will get some recognition. India is too much twarted with this street game... there is no sense in playing cricket, the only game where 10 players are in the dressing room, and two will rule the roost for five days and say every one won the game...
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                              Sandeep
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 11:15 am
                              Mr.Thakur so who is the law maker BCCI or Supreme Court?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dont play a game here (though w world knows how u pla that one Ranji match ). SC said it clearly to banks not to Freeze BCCi bank accounts !lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;By cancelling this last test of IND -NZ series you may remember your childhood days .Once you got scolding from your dad as you were late from school being a spectator of some street cricket matches, then you refused to have that "hot milk" and "hot samosa" offered with love by your mom..........Helpless isn't it? And your resistance failed in front of motherly affection !!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dont make thats resistance a routine!!! Supreme court is very affectionate and caring, Thats why they exist lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Thakur saheb always remember that you are a member of prestigious Indian Parliament , then comes the BCCI presidency ! Please respect and respond to our apex Court ! As Arnab always says "THE NATION IS WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWERS"
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                                Sawan
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm
                                He is above the Law.
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                                  xyz
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                                  BJP blackmailing Supreme Court. this here in BCCI. And in Gujarat extra 10% reservation in spite of SC saying against it.
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