CoA to meet tomorrow to discuss BCCI’s financial dealings

The CoA will be briefed about the financial aspects of BCCI’s purchase of land in Bengaluru costing over Rs. 50 crore to develop its own National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai (c), Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji (r) will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday.   -  PTI

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have scheduled a 10am to 5pm meeting at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai on Saturday. The CoA will be briefed about the financial aspects of BCCI’s purchase of land in Bengaluru costing over Rs. 50 crore to develop its own National Cricket Academy (NCA). The CoA is also likely to be presented a report of the recently concluded one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

Recently, the CoA had a daylong meeting in New Delhi with the BCCI’s internal auditors and legal attorneys to understand various aspects of the BCCI’s functioning across different layers and departments.

The CoA’s mandate is to enforce the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations as per the apex court’s judgment of July 18, 2016. It has sought from the BCCI full members, details of the present office bearers, governing body/managing committee/ and also undertaking from them that they are not disqualified as per the Supreme Court order, all by March 1.

Meanwhile, it is understood that another initiative has been taken by a present office bearer and a representative of a full member from South Zone to convene an informal meeting of all the full members to discuss the repercussions of the decisions taken by the CoA and various other matters. “I was told it’s a follow-up to the meeting that took place at Bengaluru last month,’’ he said.