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Thursday 17 August 2017
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HPCA, Himachal Govt row reaches BCCI

Himachal Pradesh government is exploring every possible way to thump Anurag Thakur led Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and after finding alleged irregularities in its functioning, Himachal Pradesh government has yesterday written to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and informed the apex body that state cricket body, registered as a cooperative society, is subject to proceedings for alleged irregularities.

Ahead of a BCCI scheduled September 29 Mumbai meeting, State registrar of cooperative societies R.D. Nazeem, in a letter to the BCCI, said the HPCA is registered under the Societies Act and subject to proceedings under its Section 41 over alleged irregularities.

The Registrar of Cooperative Societies has intimated the BCCI that proceedings had been initiated against the HPCA. Its governing body had been restrained to pass any resolution or to make any expenditure or banking transaction concerning the affairs of the HPCA without the written approval of the Kangra Additional Commissioner.

The Registrar also brought to the notice of the BCCI the writ petition pending in the Himachal Pradesh High Court which is scheduled to come up for hearing on September 30. He added that the court had not granted any stay in favour of the HPCA.

The letter also makes detailed mention of the fact that land was given to HPCA for a stadium, in its capacity as a society and not a company under the Company Act. The Registrar of Societies also intimated the BCCI about the FIR registered against the HPCA on August 1 by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The investigation against the HPCA was initiated after Congress led government took over in Himachal Pradesh and during probe, vigilance claimed to get vital proofs of wrongdoing in the functioning of association.

HPCA president Anurag Thakur, who is also a joint secretary in the BCCI, has termed investigation against HPCA politically motivated and believed that he and association will come out clean.



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