CoA to release funds directly for India-Oz ODI, no TNCA role

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has bypassed the N Srinivasan controlled Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on the matter of funds disbursement for the five-match ODI series opener between India and Australia in Chennai on September 17.

According to TNCA, Rs15 million was required to pay for the Australian team’s security cover, hotel stay, entertainment tax and other miscellaneous expenses. 

CoA, however, has decided that instead of releasing the money to the association, it would make payments directly to the authorities and departments concerned. “CoA would pay directly to the police authorities, tax department, team hotel and other departments,” Tribune quotes a BCCI insider as stating. “When TNCA isn’t adhering to the Lodha Committee recommendations, there’s no point in releasing the funds to it. TNCA shouldn’t worry about the payments, CoA would take of that,” the official said.