It often happens that Successive cricket board treasurers have been asked for the beefing up of their office because of the nature of book-keeping they have to maintain. As a bonanza, the incumbent has a total of three offices — including a plush five-star hotel suite.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now maintains a total of three offices for its treasurer Mr.Anirudh Chaudhry. This three offices are located at in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, But surprisingly not in his home town Bhiwani.
A crusader from Bihar named Aditya Verma dug out this information about BCCI treasurer. This is the same person who also played a key role in the Supreme Court removing Narayanaswamy Srinivasan as the BCCI president.
Chaudhry did not deny he has three offices but he rejected all the allegations and timing of Verma’s revelations. However Mr.Aditya Verma claims that one of the offices is located in Delhi’s ITC Maurya Sheraton and the board spent a massive Rs.40 lakh in sprucing up the two hotel rooms.
Mr. Aditya Verma, secretary of the unrecognized Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), further alleged that a Delhi-based furniture shop owner, a friend of Chaudhry, has worked on the interiors of the hotel rooms.
Verma told IANS that it is perhaps for the first time in the history of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that the treasurer is operating from three different offices in three places of India. And also more surprising is that Rs.40 lakh was spent on refurbishing the two rooms at the seven-star hotel in Delhi. It’s also surprising that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to spend money in refurbishing rooms at a seven-star hotel.
Verma also claimed that Chaudhry also used his clout to include Adam Chadwick in the BCCI museum committee. Chadwick, who is also the curator of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is reportedly being paid Rs.5 crore as consultation fee.
The BCCI reportedly is planning to set-up an ad-hoc committee, headed by former India batsman Brijesh Patel, to run the affairs of the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
Meanwhile, Verma also said that Patel, Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI`s chief administrative officer and Chaudhry are globetrotting to get the right blueprint for a state-of-the-art academy in place of the disbanded National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.