Financial crisis have once again hit controversy marred the Delhi and District cricket Association (DDCA). The state association have a mere balance of 46 lakh in bank and pending payments worth Rs 49 lakh. To add to it, the DDCA League has been postponed due to the same reason and one doesn’t know when the league will commence.
“The association does not have money to pay the salaries of its employees. Even the DDCA league isn’t happening anytime soon. I don’t know how we will pay the housekeeping, security and the accounts department staff, which have all been outsourced. We are not getting any help from the board (BCCI) because of the Supreme Court order. It’s a very grave situation,” DDCA treasurer Ravindra Manchanda told TOI on Monday (December 19).
“The AGM has to approve the balance sheet, which hasn’t happened for more than three years. We also have to submit the accounts to the Registrar of Companies after the AGM happens. But DDCA right now needs money to sustain itself. We are waiting for further court orders,” Manchanda added.
The state association is incompetent to pay salaries to their 120 employees and the fund crisis could have also hit their Ranji Trophy team if they would have qualified for the knockout games. It’s not the first time when the DDCA league has been stopped due to financial crisis as same was the scenario in the year 2014/15, when the league started after a hiatus of one month. But this time, the state association is in great problem, as it seems.
The association is in deep waters now and with the BCCI not eligible to release funds for the, it can’t get any worse for the state association, whose future itself is in limbo.
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