Cricket associations accuse SCA of not complying with SC order

Rajkot: A dozen district cricket associations of Saurashtra have come together and asked Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) to comply with the Lodha Committee’s recommendations that have been approved by the Supreme Court.
The district associations have also asked SCA to give them voting rights and make pick up selection committee transparently as per the SC order.

Out of total 17 district associations affiliated with SCA, these 12 have joined hands under the banner of Saurashtra-Kutch Cricket Federation. The federation has alleged that the SCA is not complying with the SC order that makes it mandatory for all district cricket associations to be full members of state cricket associations with voting rights.

“BCCI has asked all state cricket associations to form a new constitution as per the SC order. The cricket board has uploaded compliance reports of all the state cricket associations on its website. The report mentions that SCA has partly complied with the SC order,” said Paresh Simaria, Porbandar District Cricket Association (PDCA).

When ed, SCA’s media in-charge Himanshu Shah said, “We will be able to present our side on Tuesday after going through all the allegations. As of now, I can only say that we have amended our constitution as per the BCCI instructions for complying with the SC order. BCCI has put our report on it’s website under the category ‘considerably complied’.”

The district associations also want SCA to follow the rules of forming selection committee. According to the federation, only those players who have played more than 25 first-class matches can be members of the selection committee but the SCA is not following the rule. The federation members have also alleged that the BCCI funds for development activities are being used in only in Rajkot instead of distributing them among all the district associations.

“Last year, the audit teams of renowned chartered accountant firms found that large amount of funds received from the BCCI is being misused and mismanaged by the SCA. We demand a forensic audit of SCA accounts by a reputed firm,” Simaria said.

SCA (in-charge) secretary, Madhuker Worah could not be ed for comments despite several attempts.

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