Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), which is one of the affiliated units of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has urged BCCI to clear all the dues of the players who have played the tournaments organized by the board in recent months.
BCA’s Secretary Aditya Verma wrote a letter to the governing body stating the same. In his letter to BCCI, he wrote, “Due to Corona the entire world is facing lots of problems mainly financial crisis. Now, I am coming on the main point, BCA is an affiliated unit of BCCI, lot of Jr and Sr men’s and women’s cricketer of Bihar played Jr and Sr Cricket tournament including Ranji trophy conducted by the BCCI last year but sorry to say, the present office-bearers of BCA did not pay a single paisa to Cricket players of Bihar neither they paid TA, DA, or their match fees.”
In his letter, Verma directly pointed out the BCA’s office bearers for mismanagement which is leading to the financial crisis for many players.
He wrote “What is the Reason behind this BCCI knows very well. The present body has been divided into several groups. In the month of last September BCCI grant Rs 11 Crore to BCA, Patna in the tenure of COA, very surprisingly the past and present officials of BCA had spent more than 9 crores till today but did not pay TA, DA to single players of Bihar this is disgusting,”
“Many cricketers belong to an average middle-class family their families also facing a financial crisis due to Corona. My humble request to you to kindly make an arrangement to clear the genuine demand of players who represent the state in the BCCI tournaments. In the meantime, BCCI constitutes a committee and directs them to shortlist the participant players list and clear their dues as soon as possible. In the period of COVID-19 it is my kind request to young and energetic Secretary of Indian Cricket Board”, he added.