New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators on Monday has asked all the state cricket associations to sign a draft resolution made by them to gain funds which would help them host India’s international matches in this home season.
Virat Kohli’s men would play three teams at home this season-Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in a total of 23 matches (11 ODI’s, 9 T20I’s and 3 Tests).
Some of the state cricket associations had already written to the CoA about their problems regarding the shortage of funds as the BCCI hasn’t provided them with any grants.
The CoA has also stated that the state units wouldn’t get funds if they fail to comply with the Lodha Committee recommendations.
The BCCI will make direct payments to various third parties-goods and service provider and vendors and would deduct the amount paid from each unit’s suspense accounts. A suspense account is
“an account in the general ledger in which amounts are temporarily recorded. It is used because the proper account could not be determined at the time that the transaction was recorded”.
The CoA wants the following two-part draft resolution to be signed by the state units-
“RESOLVED THAT the (Name of the Association) is agreeable to undertake, implement and support the reforms as proposed by the Hon’ble Justice Lodha Committee and accepted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide judgement dated 18th July 2016 in letter and spirit.”
“RESOLVED FURTHER THAT in the event the Hon’ble Supreme Court passes any further orders in relation to the recommendations of the Hon’ble Justice Lodha Committee and/or the judgement dated 18th July 2016, such orders shall also be accepted and implemented within one month thereof.”
However, the CoA is unhappy with the fact that there has been a continued defiance on the part of the state associations towards the Lodha reforms.
It said, “It is regrettable that there is continued defiance by the defaulting State Associations in complying with the aforesaid orders. This has the potential of prejudicially affecting cricketing activity.”