COA VS BCCI
“I have not acted unilaterally. I was accused of taking a policy decision which is incorrect.” © Getty
While CoA chairman Vinod Rai has blamed BCCI’s performing secretary Amitabh Choudhary for not cooperating on issues associated with participant remunerations, appointment of the Anti-Corruption Unit head, performing unilaterally on the topic of Day & Night Tests and not briefing them or the Board individuals on issues associated with ICC, Choudhary himself has hit again at Rai announcing “he is not entirely telling the truth”.
Speaking with TOI, the Board secretary on Thursday mentioned: “This same secretary was the COA’s blue eyed boy until the 4th status report. What happened then? As far as the ICC matter on Champions Trophy format is concerned, all proposals on tournaments and formats are finalised in CEC meetings. Why is COA blaming me? The CEC precedes board meeting.”
As for not cooperating on participant remuneration and appointment of the ACU head is involved, Choudhary added: “My answer is an emphatic yes. And I will not sign it until general body approves it.”
Reacting to COA’s allegation that he acted unilaterally on Day & Night Tests, Choudhary mentioned: “I have not acted unilaterally. I was accused of taking a policy decision which is incorrect. The decision was taken on June 2016 in Dharamsala. So, after this background work had been executed, I said one Test match can be day and night. Then I took the opinion of the team management who gave it in writing. I never act unilaterally.”
Choudhary says CoA had no authority to prevent his talk over with to Sri Lanka all through the Nidahas Trophy. “Let me tell you I did not go there only to hold the dignity of Rai’s office,” he mentioned.