BCCI’s Committee of Administrators has disbursed funds to the tune of Rs 75 crore to the State units to host the domestic and international matches.
The decision comes after the COA members met in Mumbai to decide on the appeal made by the various state units for BCCI funds to take care of the payments concerning cricket operations. “The BCCI (has)decided to disburse Rs 75 crore in all for various State units. It includes those associations who have also raised invoices,” a senior BCCI official has been quoted by PTI as saying.
Earlier, the COA had issued a diktat asking the various State associations to sign a draft resolution, wherein they must affirm that they will comply with the Supreme Court order to implement the Lodha Committee’s recommendations in order to get any funds from the apex body for governance of cricket in India.
“In the hope that the defaulting State Associations would come around and comply with the orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, a draft of the resolution that should be passed by the General Body (or an equivalent forum) of the State Association is enclosed,” the CoA had stated in its e-mail. “By adopting this resolution, the State Associations will enable BCCI to release additional funds to them in a manner compliant with the orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.”
With India’s home season already underway, many States had approached the BCCI, as well as the court, asking for funds to pay for cricket operations and costs to host matches.
In addition to the various domestic tournaments, India are playing at home an unprecedented 23 international matches over the next three months. These include 11 ODIs, 9 T20s and 3 Test matches against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.