BCCI secretary seeks audit in president Khanna’s Delhi office

Khanna’s office has claimed an expense of Rs. 1,11,806 for June, Rs. 5,54,840 for July and Rs.4,59,099 for August and the particular mail is also addressed to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

The BCCI acting President C.K. Khanna's office expenses for the months of June, July and August is Rs. 11,25,745.   -  V. Ganesan

It appears that not all in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are convinced about the acting-president C.K. Khanna establishing an office in New Delhi.

On Monday, the BCCI CFO’s office, based at the Cricket Centre here, sent a mail to acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary seeking his approval for Khanna’s office expenses for the months of June, July and August. The amount is Rs. 11,25,745.

Khanna’s office has claimed an expense of Rs. 1,11,806 for June, Rs. 5,54,840 for July and Rs. 4,59,099 for August and the particular mail is also addressed to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

The Ranchi-based Choudhary has not approved the expenses, so far. Instead, in his reply addressed to the BCCI CFO Rangnekar, Johri, his office-bearer colleagues including Khanna and Anirudh Chaudhry (treasurer), the acting-secretary has remarked: “What purpose is the office serving? Let us do an audit.”

The BCCI office in Delhi was used by former president Anurag Thakur. The office was closed once the Supreme Court removed him by its order of January 2, 2017.

“Most of the BCCI agreements and contracts were signed in Delhi then. But since the BCCI’s head office is in Mumbai, we have to pay taxes and levies to the Maharashtra Government.

“Now all agreements are signed in Mumbai. So what’s the need for an office in Delhi,” asked a BCCI official, keenly watching all action related to BCCI’s responses to the Lodha Committee reforms.

The BCCI’s CEO Johri, though, has put a remark: “Approved as recommended.”

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