New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) really seems to be going through a tough time.
After being snubbed on Wednesday by the Supreme Court that stayed the Bombay High Court order terming as illegal the formation of the inquiry commission (probing IPL-related scandals), the BCCI has lost a whopping Rs 50 crore on a dubious land deal, which emerged during Thursday’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) meeting.
The BCCI mulls on initiating criminal proceedings against those involved in the mess, particularly Gurudutt Shanbagh — a tout — who signed the agreement with Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) and the Board for procuring 49 acres of land at a place called Kurki, despite not being part of the Board nor the NCA.
Apparently, the BCCI made a payment of Rs 46.135 crore for this deal, which happened back in 2010.
“There’s a good possibility that this matter will come up for discussion at the Board annual general meeting. The working committee will finalise whether a criminal case needs to be filed against Shanbagh.
Considering this revelation, hardly any other issue could be discussed at the meeting. Filling up of vacant positions of support staff was part of the agenda of this NCA meeting. (Agencies)