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BCCI’s CoA has got its work cut out ahead of the IPL

BCCI CoA
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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)- Vinod Rai, Vikram Limaye, Ramchandra Guha and Diana Eduljee met in the capital city-New Delhi on Friday (March 17). A major part of the meeting was occupied by the record of February 19, 2016, Special General Meeting (SGM) held in Mumbai.

Apart from BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhury, all the members of BCCI supported Shashank Manohar’s initiative that India should support a cut in their revenue share from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and support shooting down of the financial plans put in place by the earlier chairman N Srinivasan.

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Interestingly, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) – represented by PS Raman too voiced their support towards Manohar’s proposal. Apart from this, the COA also discussed the state associations stand on the IPL and their plea for financial aid- Rs 60 lakh per game (Rs 30 lakh from BCCI & Rs 30 lakh from franchise owners).

With Shashank Manohar’s latest exit from the post of independent chairman of the ICC, the current core set up wants to go through each and every aspects and the details.

“All these factors will certainly be presented before the SC at the right time. Take the IPL for instance. Do they really think they can disrupt a tournament just like that? Do they even understand the consequences of what they’re doing or they just don’t care,” a source involved with the developments was quoted by CricBuzz as saying.

Meanwhile, the former employees of BCCI are currently at loggerhead with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)- Santosh Rangnekar over pending dues which are yet to be cleared.

Apart from team India’s media manager Nishant Arora, who was asked to leave along with a set of employees belonging to Delhi and Pune, none of the officials were paid the entire sum.

“It’s over a month since the termination. I along with my colleagues are still waiting for our dues to be cleared by BCCI. This is completely unprofessional. We first got to know about our termination through newspapers. The current management did not even have the courtesy to call us and instead sent a BCCI official to lock the Delhi office,” Krishna Pophale, executive assistant to former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, quoted.

Rangnekar, on the other hand, was rather ‘surprised’, and put in efforts to justify the boards stand on the issue.

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