Jharkhand Court orders probe in JSCA fund misappropriation
BCCI had allocated a tota of INR 196.23 crore for the Jharkhand State Cricket Association during the time frame of 2010 to 2015.
Updated - Jul 15, 2017 2:09 pm
The administration of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has come under the scanner after the court has ordered probe into the administration matters. The court ordered the local police to lodge an FIR in order to probe on the allegations made against the JSCA by some of the former state cricketers and the office bearers. As per the reports in the Times of India, the state cricket association is alleged to be misusing the funds allocated to it by the BCCI.
Chief Judicial Magistrate G K Tiwari ordered the officer-in-charge of the Bistupur Police Station (Jamshedpur) to register the FIR for further investigations. The allegations are primarily against the former JSCA President Amitabh Choudhary. Interestingly, Choudhary is currently the acting Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
When asked to comment on this particular issue, Amithabh Choudhary ridiculed the entire scenario. He rubbished all such claims and remarked that the allegations have no basis at all. He quoted, “All these allegations are rubbish and have no basis.”
He further added that the officials of the cricket board know him very well. The allegations have surfaced since Ranchi has nosed ahead of Jamshedpur in the cricket of Jharkhand. He conceded “know me very well and all these allegations are being made as Ranchi has emerged as a world-class cricket center replacing Jamshedpur.”
Heart of the matter
The entire scene started when former Ranji Trophy cricketer Ujjal Das filed a complaint regarding the misappropriation of funds by the officials. In his complaint, the former cricketer stated that the BCCI had allocated a tota of INR 196.23 crore for the Jharkhand State Cricket Association during the time frame of 2010 to 2015.
However, these funds were appropriately used for the betterment of the game in the state. Also, the funds were not utilised well enough for the creation of the international stadium in Ranchi.