Former India National Cricket Team pacer Munaf Patel has found himself in major trouble as the Noida authorities have frozen his bank accounts in order to recover homebuyers’ money, reported Moneycontrol.
Munaf Patel, born in Ikhar, Gujarat, India, represented India National Cricket Team in all three formats of the game. He played for Baroda Cricket Team, Mumbai Cricket Team, and Maharashtra Cricket Team in the domestic arena. Also, he was part of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI), and now-defunct Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also played for the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy.
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Meanwhile, the bank accounts of Munaf Patel were frozen by the authorities after recovery certificates were issued against him by Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP RERA).
Alok Kumar Gupta, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), told Moneycontrol that the authorities have taken the bold decision to recover INR 52 lakh from the former cricketer.
Munaf is a director in a real estate firm Niwas Promoters Private Limited. The firm had undertaken a residential project and failed to repay investors. After that, several investors filed complaints and the UP Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-RERA) issued a Recovery Certificate.
Munaf Patel’s Bank Accounts Seized And Amount Recovered
Alok Kumar Gupta, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), also stated that the bank accounts of the former Indian cricketer were seized by the revenue team and the amount has been recovered.
Notably, Niwas Promoters Private Limited commenced a residential project in sector 10 in the Greater Noida West sector. However, they failed miserably to finish the project, which led to the investors filing complaints against the promoters.
Talking further about Munaf Patel, the 39-year-old played 13 Tests, 70 ODIs, and 3 T20Is for India National Cricket Team. He bagged 35 Test wickets, 86 ODI wickets, and 4 T20I wickets.
Munaf, who was part of India’s 2011 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup-winning campaign, announced his retirement from cricket in November 2018.