When the crucial annual general meeting (AGM) of the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) was held on Wednesday evening,the top officials of the BCA could not be able to convince the members on the inordinate delay and non-transparency in land acquisition for the proposed stadium.
Officials reportedly admitted that they have a problem on hand as far as sealing the land deal was concerned.
The meeting which started at 6 pm went on till late in the evening. The members said that BCA President Chirayu Amin has for the first time accepted that there has been a great delay in construction of the stadium as they have not been able to solve the problems involved in acquiring the land.
The land deal for the stadium was the core issue in the meeting and there was no clarity on it when many members raised the issue. The president had no answer to the question that where is the account for Rs 4 crore which has been invested in the land deal. They are still not able to tell us about the location of the land purchased, said Sheetal Mehta,a member.
Amin was trying to convince saying that the BCA is dealing with the land issue on day-to-day basis and a new committee had been formed in the recently held Managing Committee meeting. The new members include only one person Arun Gandhi,BCA treasurer and the others,including Chirayu Amin,Sanjay Patel and Samarjit Singh Gaekwad,remain the same, added Mehta.
Another member on the condition of anonymity said,There has been no clarity about the stadium issue and it is not the question of few thousands but it is question of Rs 4 crore. If the administrators are so confident about their deal why are they evading the issue.