BCCI writes to State associations on England series expenses

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the five State associations which will host the Test matches between India and England on the expenses of hosting them "as a precautionary measure," BCCI sources said on Wednesday.

Sources also made it clear that no MoU for the England team’s visit can be signed with the England and Wales Cricket Board until BCCI gets clearance from the Lodha panel.   -  PTI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the five State associations which will host the Test matches between India and England on the expenses of hosting them “as a precautionary measure,” BCCI sources said on Wednesday.

When asked whether the news reports to this effect were correct, sources said, “We have written to the Test match staging associations as a precautionary measure asking them whether they can host the matches. We are functioning on a day-to-day basis now rather than on a three-four month basis.”

The cricket associations of Saurashtra, Andhra, Punjab, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu will host the Test matches against England at Rajkot, Vishakapatnam, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.

Doubts have risen after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee instructed the BCCI’s affiliated units not to utilise the money transferred to them, as their share of the revenue accrued from the Board, till the order of the apex court on reforms in BCCI are carried out.

Sources also made it clear that no MoU for the England team’s visit can be signed with the England and Wales Cricket Board until the BCCI gets clearance from the Lodha panel, which has been entrusted with appointing an auditor to oversee the BCCI’s affairs by the Supreme Court.