JKCA begs Haryana to sponsor U-14 team
FALLOUT OF MULTI-CRORE SCAM
Srinagar, Sep 11: Following the seizure of all the accounts of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) after the surfacing of an alleged Multi-Crore scam, the Association is struggling hard to run its daily affairs and had to borrow money from Haryana Association to sponsor the players in the Under-14 National event.
The J&K Under-14 Cricket team on Sunday left from Srinagar to participate in the Under-14 Druv Pandav Memorial Tournament at Rohtak organised by Haryana Cricket Association under the aegis of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “To field its team in the event, JKCA was not in a position because of the lack of funds due to seizure of all accounts following the Multi-Crore Scam,” sources revealed.
To avert the crisis, JKCA officials requested host (Haryana) Association to lend them some money for fielding its team, they added.
“It would have been embarrassing if the Association would have failed to field its team in the event. Seeing the situation getting out of their hands due to lack of funds, JKCA begged the hosts, who showed benevolence and provided the monetary support,” said a JKCA member on condition of anonymity.
“Under-14 team was selected by J&K Chief Coach, Bishen Singh Bedi who is accompanying the 20-member side. There was bleak chance of JK fielding the team until Haryana accepted JKCA request of lending money. In the event team will play four matches and money would be used for the stay of players and their daily allowances,” member said.
He said JKCA is facing huge financial crisis due to the seizure of accounts.
“The scam has not only hit the Association financially, but has damaged its reputation. All the developmental activities have come to a standstill,” he said.
“Even JKCA President, Dr Farooq Abdullah is aware of the situation in JKCA and he wants immediate solution for getting out of crises. For that he has directed Committee to complete probe immediately and has also assured that all money would be recovered,” the member added.
When contacted, a JKCA official confirmed that Association has got loan from Haryana Association for fielding its team in the Under-14 event.
“We don’t have any money as all the accounts have been seized. There is nothing new to get money from another Association on loan for sometime. This has been in vogue in past as well. We could not have afforded to cancel our team’s visit,” JKCA official added.
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