States to go tough on IPL after conference call

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The former members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are having a plan in hand for the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) .Close to 15 association boards had a conference call in which they discussed their position in the current set-up of BCCI. They also talked about a possible roadblock for the IPL, if their demands are not met by the current BCCI members.

It is an aftermath of the Lodha Committee taking over the reigns and removing the likes of the previous President Anurag Thakur from the board. The growing insecurities of the associations are a worrying sign for the progress of the IPL. The association members include the likes of Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Bengal, Karnataka and Haryana. The members feel that the resistance towards staging IPL must continue, although they have stopped short of taking any major decision on this issue.


Another teleconference is likely to be held on or after Friday when the Supreme Court is expected to pass an order regarding this. The other major point of deliberation during the conference call was the Deloitte Audit Report which was found by the Media even before reaching the hands of the state units. The Audit Report was conducted and filled in without any information from the associated state groups.

It was regarding the report published by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), wherein the CoA asked them to explain the irregularities found in the reports. A deadline of 10 days is given to these state units to reply to the inconsistencies in the report. The states feel the need for each other to stand up together in such situations to prove that there has been regular in the administration.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad’s elections took a new turn. The local court in Hyderabad was expected to reveal the result of the election to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), but it reserved the order.

The CoA that is appointed by the Supreme Court of India has asked for the appointment of an Association which administers the issues starting immediately in the absence of Election’s results.