New Delhi: Days after Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed to oversee the conduct of the 2016 T20 World Cup earlier this year, pointed out various discrepancies in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), the officials said that he was misguided.
According to a report in The Times of India, DDCA president Sneh Bansal said, “We will not follow his recommendations in toto. But we are not going to contest his report either.We will just respond to the court. The report said DDCA made profits from matches for the first time. We want to say the association had never incurred losses in the previous matches played."
In his report, Mudgal recommended that the current state of affairs in the DDCA required scrutiny of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) besides strengthening of its "accounts wings".
Mudgal also lashed out heavily at CK Khanna, vice-president of the DDCA since 1982, saying his "pernicious influence" is responsible for the current state of the board.
General secretary Anil Khanna, whose position was also questioned by Mudgal as he is the first cousin of DDCA vice-president CK Khanna, pointed out: “Mudgal praised treasurer Ravinder Manchanda in his report but then said there were financial deficiencies and lack of accountability. Isn't he contradicting himself? He has been clearly misguided."
Justice Mudgal also said that office bearers, executive committee members and the sports working committee members of DDCA should be concerned for improving the cricket facilities in the city of Delhi.
"It is advisable that DDCA has a full time Chief Executive Officer, who independently looks after the administration and financial aspects of DDCA to ensure continuity and smooth functioning of DDCa. BCCI as the parent body must ensure that DDCA is transparent in its functioning as it is public body responsible for promoting cricket in Delhi," the report said.
The report pointed to deficiencies in tendering, accounts and finance, administration, promotion of cricket and selection of players, ticketing and accreditation and suggested various measures to bring down this shortcomings.
The retired judge had headed the Supreme Court-appointed panel to inquire into the allegations of corruption against former BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, India Cements, and others and charges of betting and spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL matches.
(With Agency inputs)