The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has warned the state bodies of dire consequences if they try to sabotage the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

The four-member committee comprising Vinod Rai, Vikram Limaye, Ramchandra Guha and Diana Eduljee met in New Delhi on Friday (March 17) and while they discussed on various topics, the IPL thing was one of the topmost issues on their agenda.

For quite some time now, the state associations have threatened to boycott the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in case they do not get the cash as quickly as possible to make arrangements for the matches. They are demanding Rs 60 lakh per game- Rs 30 lakh from the BCCI & Rs 30 lakh from franchise – to host the matches. However, as per the reports, the CoA feels the state bodies are trying to feed misinformation as they’ve never ever spent money from their part to arrange the IPL matches.

A top BCCI source also said the BCCI’s member bodies are lying as it is the BCCI and franchises which share the cost of hosting association on a 50-50 basis and not the state units.

As quoted in India Today, the source said:

“For the last nine editions, a unit that hosts seven matches (that’s the maximum at league stage) requires Rs 60 lakh. Out of that Rs 30 lakh is paid by the local IPL franchise upfront. The BCCI pays the outstanding Rs 30 lakh after the matches are successfully completed. So where does the state units come into the picture.”

“For example, Kanpur is hosting two matches so they will get an amount according to their number of matches. That’s how it has been all these years. Delhi Daredevils will pay DDCA Rs 30 lakh before the IPL starts and BCCI the remainder after completion of the event,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the source also said the Indian Cricket Board will continue discussions with the other member boards on the proposed revenue model and constitutional reforms of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The issue of Shashank Manohar stepping down as the ICC Chairman was also discussed during the meeting.

“The BCCI will carry on its discussions with other member boards. As far as ICC chairmanship is concerned, it’s the call of the ICC Board.”

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