Vigilance probe against Kerala Cricket Association

Thrissur: A Vigilance court here on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into alleged financial irregularities by Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), including malpractice in selling tickets of the India-Australia ODI match in Kochi in 2007.

In his order on a petition filed by KCA founder-member P K Jacob, special judge V Jayaram directed the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau to submit its inquiry report by December 7.

The petitioner alleged that there had been irregularities to the tune of Rs 1.17 crore in ticket sales during the match.

He also alleged that KCA suffered loss of Rs 1.15 crore in awarding contract to instal floodlights at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium at Kochi without inviting tenders.

The petitioner alleged that KCA had awarded this contract for Rs four crore rejecting the offer of Rs 2.58 core by MFEE Electrical company. KCA secretary T C Mathew, president T R Balakrishnan, Treasurer Saji Kumar and assistant secretary T N Ananthanarayanan are respondents in the petition.


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