New Delhi: In a major development, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) administrator, on Thursday, appointed an Ahmedabad-based audit firm to conduct the forensic audit of the association from 2012 to 2015.
The auditors have been asked to submit the report within three months.
It is widely believed that there had been a huge embezzlement of funds in the DDCA for the past many years and top former cricketers like Bishan Singh Bedi, Kirti Azad, Madan Lal and Akash Lal had been long demanding the appointment of independent auditors.
A forensic audit is a specialised job, which examines and evaluates the financial information of an individual or a firm for use as evidence in court. It can also be conducted to prosecute a party for fraud, embezzlement or financial claims.
Though a section of the officials in the DDCA tried to put up stiff opposition against conducting forensic auditing, the High Court-appointed administrator, Justice (retired) Vikramjit Sen decided to bring in auditors to do the job.
"At least one former president of the DDCA and a former treasurer are extremely upset and lobbying hard at the government level to scuttle the initiative," said a DDCA source.