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Former cricket administrator seeks independent enquiry into ACA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 26: Alleging fincial anomalies and undemocratic functioning in the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), former cricket administrator Sahajanda Ojha today filed a PIL against the ACA in the Gauhati High Court and sought an independent inquiry into it. The PIL will be heard on July 13.

Ojha, who was once the secretary of the Assam Cricket Association and instrumental to bring ODI in Guwahati, is very unhappy over the functioning of the present ACA body.

Talking to the media person in the city after filing the PIL, Ojha said, "I am really shocked to see the functioning of the present body. There's no democracy in their activities. I also received allegations on huge fincial anomalies. If we allow this to continue, it won't take too much time to ruin the state cricket."

It may be mentioned here that the Annual General Meeting of the Assam Cricket Association was cancelled today in Silchar after the Kamurp civil court passed an order and restricted the ACA to hold the meeting on the basis of a petition filed by Tapan Sarma, the technical committee member of the ACA. He sought adjournment of the meeting on the ground that the statements of accounts for a couple of fincial years were not passed or even issued before this meeting.

Ojha too brought similar sorts of allegations against the Assam Cricket Association. "I am really surprised to see that there is no democracy in the functioning of a section of the ACA officials and they can do anything for the sake of posts and power. How can an annual general meeting be organized without passing the audit report? They are setting a very bad example for not only Assam cricket, but also for other disciplines of sports. It is because of that I sought an inquiry through an independent agency like the CBI so that the truth comes out and transparency is maintained".

Ojha also made it clear that he had no intention to return into the ACA again. "Many might feel that I am planning to return into the ACA once again, and because of that I am doing all these things. However, I want to make it clear that I don't have any such plan, and I have knocked the door of the court today only because I love this game. I can't see cricket in Assam ruins because of a few people."

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