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BCCI yet to file compliance report; England tour faces danger

04 Nov 2016 | Written by Rishikesh Malkhede; Edited by Gaurav
Trouble for India-England cricket series?

The India-England series have come under a serious doubt as BCCI has still not filed affidavits regarding implementations of Lodha Panel reforms as per the directive by India's apex court.

A source within Justice Lodha-led panel said, "If the India-England series does not take place, the Lodha panel believes BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke are to be blamed."

In context: Trouble for India-England cricket series?

21 Oct 2016SC asks BCCI to implement Lodha Panel reforms

The Supreme Court in its verdict asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to implement all the reforms given by the Lodha Panel to clean up the sport in the country.

SC gave two weeks to India's cricket governing body for submitting affidavits to the apex court and the Lodha Panel stating their compliance with the recommendations.

SC curbs BCCI's financial powers

In another big blow to BCCI, the SC restricted BCCI's financial expenditure. BCCI won't be able to sanction any amount to state associations and would require Lodha Panel's approval to spend money over a fixed amount decided by the panel itself
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04 Nov 2016BCCI yet to file compliance report; England tour faces danger

BCCI asks ECB to pay for their team's expenses

MoU not signedBCCI asks ECB to pay for their team's expenses

BCCI and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have not signed a Memorandum of Understanding which is a standard agreement detailing various aspects of the bilateral series.

BCCI has also told ECB that they will not be able to bear expenses of the visiting team as the Indian board needs approval from Lodha Panel for all financial transactions.

We have time to file affidavits: BCCI sources

According to the sources from BCCI, the last date to file the affidavits is 5 November 2016. This means that the board still has time to file the asked affidavits to the SC and Lodha panel.

08 Nov 2016BCCI approaches SC for funding Rajkot Test

The SC has approved Rs.58.66 lakh funding for the India-England Rajkot test, asking BCCI to directly pay contractors and not state associations.

The BCCI had moved the Supreme Court seeking immediate disbursal of funds to conduct the test.

In an affidavit to the SC, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur said despite knowing their funds would be in jeopardy, state associations maintained their stand.

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21 Nov 2016England players yet to receive their daily allowance

The England cricket team on Indian tour is yet to receive its daily allowance from the BCCI owing to no memorandum signed between Indian and English cricket boards.

The players were to receive 50 pounds sterling a day (approximately Rs.4200). Reportedly, all the match officials have, however, received their daily allowances.

According to a source, English players are doing their transactions via credit cards.

Effect of demonetization?

A source from the English cricket team said that even though there are no major financial crunches faced by the team, lack of cash due to demonetization move by the Indian government has caused inconvenience to the team.

07 Dec 2016SC allows BCCI to spend money for England series

The Supreme Court of India has accepted BCCI's plea to spend Rs.1.33 crore for the remaining test series against England.

BCCI will now be able to spend Rs.1.33 crore for Mumbai and Chennai tests and Rs.25 lakhs for each of the three ODI and three T20 matches.

BCCI had earlier filed a plea in the SC seeking a disbursal of money for the matches.