Anti Graft unit of BCCI to put an end to several T20 leagues in India

Anti Graft unit of BCCI to put an end to several T20 leagues in India

BCCI giving a thought to end private ownership of T20 leagues in India

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It is a well-known fact that several T20 leagues are mushrooming all over India under different state associations where they tend to stick to some corruption-related practices. In the recent turn of events, the Anti-Graft Unit of BCCI wants to put strict series of measures on these T20 leagues. Teams are coming year after year and have no business model at all, and their owners also fail to talk about their clear source of income.

Charge sheets have already been filed against owners of these leagues, some players, and coaches who have been alleged of spot-fixing and other corruption related practices. Anti Corruption Unit chief, Ajit Singh, has moved to BCCI official for the discussion on the same matter. The officials wish to end these practices and want a clear solution to corruption in these leagues. The majority of these leagues are based out of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

BCCI to end private ownership of T20 leagues in India

Apart from these states, the leagues also run in Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, and Saurashtra cricket associations. One of the possible solutions that have been chalked out to deal with the situation is to end the private ownership in these T20 leagues and give all the matter in hands of the same state associations. However, a final call is yet to be taken.

“A final call on the future of T20 leagues in states will be taken soon. We don’t know the background of most of the team owners, where they are getting so much money from to buy these teams, and how are they managing to run their teams,” a senior BCCI official stated as quoted by News18.

“One owner, in the T20 Mumbai League, where the base price for buying a team is Rs 3 crore, has bought a team each in two leagues. Not much is known about his financial background. Where is the money coming from to buy two teams? It does not make business sense,” the BCCI official added.

It has been stated that state associations have no control over these leagues, and the third party have got the rights to run these leagues.