Miffed BCCI to cancel ongoing India-New Zealand series

The board decided to take this drastic measure on the day the Lodha panel issued a letter to the banks, urging them to not give BCCI access to funds.

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: October 4, 2016 1:35 pm
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Reacting to Justice RM Lodha committee’s direction to banks to freeze its accounts, a disgruntled BCCI has decided to cancel the ongoing New Zealand series, which has a Test and five ODIs remaining.

According to a senior board official, the board was forced to take this step as its hands were tied. “We have no option other than to call off the India-New Zealand series as our banks have decided to freeze BCCI accounts. We don’t want India to be humiliated in front of the world. How can we function, how can we hold any games now? Who will make the payment? Freezing a bank account is no joke. An international team is here, and there is so much at stake,” a top BCCI official said.

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The board decided to take this drastic measure on the day the Lodha panel issued a letter to the banks, urging them to not give BCCI access to funds. “It has come to the notice of this Committee that certain decisions have been taken at the ‘Emergent Working Committee’ meeting of the BCCI on 30th September 2016 to disburse large funds to the various member associations,” the letter stated.

 

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It further said: “As the status report is to be taken up for directions by the Hon’ble Court on Thursday, 6.10.2016, you are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved/approved after the direction dated 31.8.2016. Any violation of this direction will be placed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for appropriate directions.”

The letter was also addressed to BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke, CEO Rahul Johri and treasurer Anirudh Choudhary. “You are aware that by way of this Committee’s direction dated 31.8.2016, no further decisions were to be taken regarding the future apart from routine matters. The disbursement of these amounts are not routine, and in any case, not emergent,” the committee said.

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The panel was further furious because the board had missed the first deadline for implementing the committee’s recommendations. “You are also aware that the BCCI has chosen to breach the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the first set of Timelines set out by this Committee which includes the Fund Disbursement policy to be framed by 30.9.2016.”

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    Sri
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:32 am
    The BCCI is full of corrupt people. The court order stands and is welcomed.
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      Sirius
      Oct 4, 2016 at 3:33 am
      SC vision : judicio-cracy and judicio-caliphate ! A judge will head every insution !
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        Sirius
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:10 am
        This is a Judicio-caliphate, we will chose our own, we can't be disciplined, we are accountable to no one, we have power over everything in country, by the power of God ...
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          crickin
          Oct 3, 2016 at 10:34 pm
          BCCI should be controlled. there is no law. gavaskars, shastries are ruling roast for 25 plus yrs. crorres of money without taxes. IPL is a big tamasha. Cricket needs to be cleaned up. No lousy cricket...who cares....crooks should be locked up. It is thakur now, earlier it was srini, before that...daalmiya.....pawar....all politicos in for money.
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            Jon
            Oct 4, 2016 at 4:12 am
            BCCI got KLPD'd.lt;br/gt;What goes around comes around.lt;br/gt;Now start jailing them.
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              IML sood
              Oct 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm
              These supporters of BCCI are in league or back doors supporters who want to make loot in name of cricket.Their lordship is now going to dust and hue and cry in name of sports is only eye wash as except this game no other game provide them the chance to make a loot.Now camel will know his height while standing under a mountain.
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                Nak
                Oct 4, 2016 at 7:21 am
                The fat cats pf BCCI dont want to leave the banquet table as yet,hence the they are using these threats to influence public opinion to turn against the Lodha Commision. They do not want to comply with the report because it will cost them the gravy train that is Indian cricket. They were clearly told to get rid of politicians from BCCI but this order was defied with impunity.Just look at the hierarchy of the organization. One politician after another. What cricketing credentials does Anurag Thakur bring to BCCI to become its Chairman? He is the designated overlord appointed by The BJP Govt. Through him they control the biggest sporting franchise in India and one of the richest in the world. Hope every last one of these scoundrels is thrown out and replaced by honest administraters with a decent cricketing background.
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                  PanparagRavi
                  Oct 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm
                  maaza aayega. when we will see all super rich ex cricketer crying on TV. and the real anger among all is BCCI wants to withdraw Indian Team from ICC champion's throphy. so that IPL can go on. Government should take over BCCI and appoint its people to run the show.
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                    PanparagRavi
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 8:55 pm
                    yes cancel the Newzeland series. Exam time hai. Bacho ke maa baap dua dhenge SC ko
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                      PG
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 3:38 am
                      SC should stick its job of dispensing justice. It is not established to run organizations. Some where, the learned people in the black have lost their marbles.
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                        SubbuI
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:00 am
                        SBCCI PRESIDENT MR THAKUR IHE POLITCAL HEAVY WEIGHT AND MOST ORRAGANT AND IGNORANT ABOUT LAWS AND OVER SMART MR SHIRKR SPENT FORCE SHARAD PAWAR SIDE KICK MUST BE BOOKED FOR OPENLY BREACH THE COUNTRY HIGEST COURT JUDGEMENTS AND OPENLY COFORNTING WITH COURT ORDERS. THEY BOTH MUST BE PUT BEHIND BARS WITH OUT BAIL.Rlt;br/gt;FOR THESE POLITCAL HEAVY WEIGHTS AND BROKERS AND STATE GOVERNMENT LIKE KARNATAKA WITH OPEN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION THERE ARE OPENLY DEFYING SUPREME COURT ORDER. WHY THE MAN FOR WHOM CONSUTION IS GITA. BIBLE AND OTHER HOLY SCRIPTURES ( NOT SURE ABOUT "KURAN" SO NOT MENTIONED HERE) OUR PRADAN MANTRI PUJYASRI NARENDRABAI DOMODAR DAS MODI HAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO VALUE OF CONSUTIONAL OBLIGATIONS. OR HE IS ALSO HAND IN GLOVES TO BOTH BCCI and KARNATKA ACTS AS HIS PARTY MPS AND MLAS ARE ON FORE FRONT?lt;br/gt;WE EXPECT A SURGICAL STRIKE WITH OR WITH OUT ANEASTHESTIC SHOT FROM 56" FIRE
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                          Syama uppuluri
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 7:33 am
                          I sincerely hope and pray that this is the beginning of the end of cricket in India.
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                            A Patel
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm
                            No sympathy here on the cancellation of the series. BCCI had amply time to implement the Lodha committee recommendations. It just didn't take it seriously because the special interests will lose hold on their kitty bank.
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                              S k
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 6:11 am
                              Correct decision of lodha committee, one should understand that law is there, Mr thakur be sacked immediately
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                                Atul
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 4:32 am
                                Both parties at fault; BCCI remains adamant and does not implement ANY reforms and Lodha panel oversteps once again. The losers? Poor Kiwis who travelled long for a tour and the cricket loving public of India!
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                                  papaji
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 5:26 am
                                  follow the court order or get ou
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                                    papaji
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:26 am
                                    follow the court order or get out
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                                      CP Nair
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 4:17 am
                                      BCCI needs to be sorted out; there is a limit to arrogance
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                                        dsaf
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:35 am
                                        yes only cricket person must represent the bcci, take out all these stooges!
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                                          dhoni
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm
                                          BAN BCCI, FULL OF CORRUPT MAHARASTRIANS. LOOTED BCCI CONTINUOUSLY.lt;br/gt;INDIA IS A CIRCUS AND FULL OF MORANSlt;br/gt;BCCI IS FULL OF JOKERS AS WELL AS INDIAN SELECTION COMMITTEE
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                                            Dikans
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 3:00 am
                                            Freezing a bank account is "No JOKE"..... and you morons avoiding supreme court's decision for your own interest is a "Big Joke" for a Consution of india
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