SCA seeks Deloitte and PwC India audit reports

The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has complained to the BCCI Jt. Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary that "The audit firm Deloitte should have discussed and sought clarification from the respective associations on their observation and comments. The audit report was to be kept in total privacy and custody of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Attorney, BCCI). We are aghast that this report has reached media organisations."

The SCA has also urged the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to clear overdue payments so that it can make payments to players who represented the state in the BCCI tournaments.   -  Photo: AFP

The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has complained to the BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary that “the audit firm Deloitte should have discussed and sought clarification from the respective associations on their observation and comments. The audit report was to be kept in total privacy and custody of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Attorney, BCCI). We are aghast that this report has reached media organisations.’’

In a long letter addressed to Chaudhary, the SCA jont Secretary Madhukar Worah, has said that the Deloitte report was leaked to the media “without the knowledge of the part whose audit has been done with purpose to malign the reputation of State associations. The utter motive of this leak seems to dent the prestige and reputation of the State associations and to create biased opinions against them.’’

The SAC letter further says: “We feel sorry to state that the team appointed by Deloitte for auditing the SCA was quite inexperienced about how cricket associations function. And for this reason, the SCA had repeatedly complained to the notice of the BCCI. Also, we wish to inform that simultaneously SCA was audited by PriceWaterCoopers (PwC) India and hence the SCA seeks to receive copies of both audit reports.’’

The SCA has sent copies of its letter to the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), Anirudh Chaudhry, Treasurer, BCCI, Rahul Johri, CEO, BCCI and Prof. Ratnakar Shetty, General Manager, Administration & Game, BCCI and to all State associations. Most associations are upset that Deloitte did not conduct “exit meetings” with them before giving the report to the BCCI.

Clear our dues, SCA tells BCCI

The SCA has urged the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to clear overdue payments so that it can make payments to players who represented the state in the BCCI tournaments. Worah has pointed out that the BCCI pays the match fees of the cricketers who play in the domestic tournaments and hence the it has to remit money to all State associations so that they can pay the match fee to its players. The SCA has also reminded Johri that he has to ensure payment of Rs. 30 lakh per IPL match as per agreement with the BCCI. ``We sincerely hope that the pending matter is resolved and funds are released,’’ has said.