Bihar Cricket Association urges BCCI to clear players’ dues
The Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) has urged the Board of Control of for Cricket in India (BCCI) to clear all their player’s dues who have participated in various domestic tournaments last season. In a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, BCA secretary Aditya Verma has put forward the plights of the players they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to Corona the entire world is facing lots of problems mainly financial crisis. Now, I am coming on the main point, BCA is an affiliated unit of BCCI, lot of junior and senior men’s and women’s cricketer of Bihar played Jr and Sr Cricket tournament including Ranji trophy conducted by the BCCI last year but sorry to say, the present office-bearers of BCA did not pay a single paisa to Cricket players of Bihar neither they paid TA, DA, or their match fees,” said Verma in his letter.
He has also raised fingers on the BCA office-bearers for the mismanagement of the funds that were allocated by the BCCI for the disposal of the players’ match fees and other allowances.
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“What is the reason behind this BCCI knows very well. The present body has been divided into several groups. In the month of last September BCCI grant Rs 11 Crore to BCA, Patna in the tenure of COA, very surprisingly the past and present officials of BCA had spent more than 9 crores till today but did not pay TA, DA to single players of Bihar this is disgusting,” the letter further read.
Verma also highlighted problems the players are facing who come from diverse backgrounds. “Many cricketers belong to an average middle-class family there families also facing a financial crisis due to Corona,” he stated.
“My humble request to you to kindly make an arrangement to clear the genuine demand of players who represent the state in the BCCI tournaments. In the meantime, BCCI constitutes a committee and direct them to shortlist the participant players list and clear their dues as soon as possible. In the period of COVID-19 it is my kind request to young and energetic Secretary of Indian Cricket Board,” Verma said.