BCCI Secretary Questioned Over Scrapping of Champions Trophy

Published - 22 Jun 2018, 03:48 PM

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The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has questioned BCCI secretary, Amitabh Choudhary for the scrapping of the Champions Trophy.

The World T20 replaced the 50-overs tournament, and thus the CoA has expressed their displeasure after they were not informed about the same.

Furthermore, CoA has also questioned BCCI Secretary Amitabh Choudhary‘s recent visit to Bhutan with his executive assistant. In a letter to Choudhary, CoA has sought an explanation from the BCCI secretary since the foreign tours with administrative assistant are not allowed except for ICC or ACC meetings.

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The tussle between CoA and BCCI continues.

“The COA has also not interfered with your travel for ICC and ACC meetings. This is despite the fact that you never briefed us in advance of the agenda items proposed to be discussed in these meetings or took its mandate for the discussions or even bothered to keep the CoA updated on what transpired in these meetings. One important development that the CoA was completely kept in the dark was the replacement of the Champions Trophy 2021 with an additional ICC World T20 event,” the letter stated as quoted by TOI.

However, a senior BCCI official hit back at CoA for not allotting the roles properly. The official added the CoA should have kept themselves updated.

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“Why is Choudhary blamed alone for not briefing the COA? They stay in touch with Johri. They could have asked him about what’s happening. This means they have not defined the roles properly,” BCCI official added.

The BCCI office-bearer further questioned the role of the CoA. The Indian board official went on to add the International Cricket Council (ICC) will not wait for BCCI before taking a crucial policy decision.

“The CoA is confused about its powers. The ICC will never wait for BCCI before taking an important policy decision. When the BCCI office-bearers tried to bat for Champions Trophy, they found no support from the men who run the show in BCCI now. Is the COA saying they want to be part of ICC matters now?” the official asked.

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