Left Menu
Development News Edition

BCCI's half a million dollar donation to Cricket West Indies misused, alleges Holding

PTI | London | Updated: 20-05-2020 16:42 IST | Created: 20-05-2020 16:42 IST
BCCI's half a million dollar donation to Cricket West Indies misused, alleges Holding

Fast bowling great Michael Holding has alleged misuse of half a million US dollars that BCCI donated to Cricket West Indies besides raising serious questions on the financial management of the game's governing body in the island nations. On a YouTube show, Holding displayed the audit report of Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) on cricket governance in the Caribbean and raised several red flags. He also touched upon the donation CWI received from the Indian cricket board (BCCI) for the benefit of its former players.

"Way back in 2013-2014, the BCCI donated half a million US dollars specifically to go to past players. I am a past player, not that I want any of it but I know a lot of past players, I have never heard that not even one cent out of that half a million going to any past player. "I am absolute sure if they (CWI) had done that, they would have made a big hullabaloo about it. Where is that half a million dollars? I will tell the viewers very soon," said said the 66-year-old. With the audit report in his hands, the legendary Jamaican questioned why it has not gone public. He said the more he reads the report, the more angry he gets.

"Former President to Prime Ministers (of various islands) have been calling for forensic report over the governance of cricket in the Caribbean. The current regime did not do a forensic audit, but they did an audit. They had the report in January but never released it. "The 60-page report does not look good. It is a damning and harsh report. I want to delve into it," said Holding.

Holding said CWI should make the audit report public. "They can claim confidentiality if they are a private company. You cannot claim to be a private company if you have public share-holders. The share-holders of CWI are six regional boards. They are hiding behind a clause to not release the report," he added.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Shipping industry's COVID-19 resilience test could boost digitalization

The push towards digitalization in shipping industry was already happening and has been further accelerated by the pandemic as current practices are not tenable under present circumstances and would definitely not be in the future....

Health is pure science but why objectivity eludes WHO

We certainly need a global body to coordinate responses against health emergencies. However, this sheer need of humanity on this planet should not be milked by the World Organization WHO to overshadow constructive criticism and call for ref...

Videos

Latest News

'Scrapping interviews for junior level posts meant to check malpractices in recruitment process'

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said the Centres decision to abolish interviews for junior level government posts was meant to check malpractices in the recruitment process. He said abolition of interviews provided a level-playing f...

Bengal govt finds 34,000 complaints of cyclone compensation irregularities true: Official

The West Bengal government has received around 40,000 complaints alleging irregularities in the distribution of financial relief to the people affected by Cyclone Amphan and found that nearly 34,000 of them are genuine, an official said on ...

Domestic airlines may need USD 3-3.5 bn funding amid travel demand uncertainty: CAPA

Domestic airlines, excluding IndiGo, may require funding requirements to the tune of USD 3-3.5 billion, with travel demand likely to remain subdued until the September quarter and no certainty of revival in the second half, aviation consult...

Agra: Taj Mahal to reopen on July 6 amid relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown

Taj Mahal is set to reopen for tourists on July 6, after being shut for around three months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The iconic monument which drew tourist on a daily basis wore a deserted look amid the lockdown. Traders and...

Give Feedback