There is a threat of stern action against the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) for organizing T20 leagues without the permission of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Due to this, the BCA has now apologized unconditionally to the Indian board and assured that there will be no such mistake in future. The President of the BCA has expressed his views in this regard via an email to BCCI Secretary Jai Shah. He said that the association had sought permission from the board on different occasions, but the BCCI's response came only after the tournament started.
The Bihar Cricket Association organized the Bihar Cricket League in Patna from March 20 to March 26 last month. 6 teams participated in this T20 tournament. The special thing is that for this the BCA had auctioned the players and also contracted with Eurosport as the broadcaster of the tournament. However, all this happened without the permission of the board. The BCCI then sent an email to the BCA on 24 March asking them not to allow the tournament and ordered the league to be stopped immediately. The board also warned of strict action if it is not followed.
Mistake will not be repeated
According to the report of Indian Express , now BCA President Rakesh Tiwari has submitted his clarification on the whole matter via email to the BCCI Secretary. In his reply, Tiwari said that no such event will be held without permission. He wrote, "BCA is a new association, which has come under the umbrella of BCCI after many decades. I assure you on behalf of Bihar Cricket Association that nothing like this will be repeated in future. ”
Mail to BCCI twice, but did not receive a reply
Tiwari also told in his email to Jai Shah that the BCA had informed the board about the event of the tournament through email and sought their permission, but no response was received from the board. He wrote, "An email was sent on behalf of the CEO of BCA to the CEO of BCCI on 22 January 2001, in which he mentioned the dates of the Bihar Cricket League, but any kind of response to or against the consent of the BCCI. We were neither sent nor told on behalf. "
The BCA president also said that the information about the organization of the tournament was given to the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit on his behalf and he was requested to be present during the tournament, but he refused it without the permission of the board. Was Tiwari further wrote in his email, "After this there was no response from the BCCI nor any directive was issued to the Bihar Cricket Association not to organize the Bihar Cricket League." So we organized the tournament. "
BCCI's email seen after the tournament is over
He also stated that he received the only reply from the board on 24 March after the tournament started, but by then the BCA was fully engaged in the tournament and he could not keep an eye on this email and after the tournament was over on 26 March Only he could see it. Even after this, the BCA tried to clarify the situation via email on behalf of the board, but even after that there was no response from the board again.