Embezzlement of funds to the tune of Rs. 50 lakhs was brought into the light on account of Bihar Cricket Association with Bihar’s former CM Lalu Prasad Yadav’s name involved in it. The fund was allocated by BCCI for the sole purpose of the development of the game in the state in 2008.
The Association of Bihar Cricket and Cricket Association of Bihar necessitated a detailed investigation in the matter, besides another probe to find out if the BCA was a registered body in Bihar PTI
Patna: Jul 11, 2012
The Association of Bihar Cricket and Cricket Association of Bihar on Wednesday charged the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Bihar Cricket Association with committing financial irregularities to the tune of approx Rs 60 lakh, which the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) had granted for the growth of Cricket in the state of Bihar in 2008.
“The BCA has gobbled up the money meant for developing cricket infrastructure in the state as it has maintained no record as to how the money was spent,” ABC executive president Premranjan Patel and CAB president Aditya Verma told reporters at a joint press conference here.
The opposition demanded a vigilance probe into the alleged ’embezzlement’ of funds by the BCA, along with another inquest to find out if the BCA was a registered body in Bihar.
Patel, who is also a BJP MLA, said he would raise the issue in the state assembly.
One more ABC office bearer Mithilesh Tiwari slammed the BCCI for ‘discriminating against’ Bihar by not giving representation rights to any of the state bodies.
Mr. Mithilesh Tiwari said that the Board of Control for Cricket should consider allowing membership to one or more associations from Bihar as was the case in several other states.
The Bihar government dissolved the BCA on grounds of irregularities in December 2008. (PTI)