Supreme Court slams BCCI for showing no accountability over money spent


first_imgFour days after blasting BCCI for its lack of rationale in allocating funds to state associations, Supreme Court on Friday questioned the Indian cricket board on how it is spending hundreds of crores of rupees it earns.”Is BCCI arguing that we might collect hundreds of crores but we can’t be questioned as to how we spend it? BCCI does not ensure that the money they allocate is well spent. Is the money that BCCI has, not in trust with you to be spent in the right way to control over people, whom you allocate money? BCCI is refusing to be reformed, while you are discharging a public function,” Supreme Court said on Friday.The BCCI had submitted a detailed list of allocation of funds in the last five years to the Supreme Court, but allocation to eleven states was zero.BCCI has already objected to several points made in the Lodha Panel report, pointing out the anomalies and difficulties encountered in the implementation of the committee’s recommendations.The Lodha committee was set up by the Supreme Court to clean up cricket administration in the country after a corruption and match-fixing scandal hit the Indian Premier League (IPL), leading to two-year suspensions of three-time champions Chennai Super Kings and inaugural edition winners Rajasthan Royals.The three-member Lodha panel has put forward several recommendations to the Supreme Court which, if implemented, could have far reaching effects on cricket administration in India.Among the recommendations are limitation of tenure for office-bearers of the BCCI and state associations, prescription to limit their age to 70 years, one state-one vote (set to directly affect the associations within the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat) and barring of ministers and government officials from becoming office-bearers.advertisementlast_img