CK Khanna also wrote that it was reported recently that a profit of Rs 5 crore made by DDCA but the profit was actually less    AFP
CK Khanna also wrote that it was reported recently that a profit of Rs 5 crore made by DDCA but the profit was actually less AFP

New Delhi: BCCI vice-president CK Khanna on Thursday claimed that tickets worth Rs 52.36 lakh for the recent ODI match between India and New Zealand went “unsold”. “Tickets worth Rupees 52,36,000 were unsold. Why all the tickets were not sold-out? DDCA started online ticket sale quite late that too without proper advertisement,” Khanna claimed in a media release. He also wrote that it was reported recently that a profit of Rs 5 crore made by DDCA but the profit was actually less. “A news item appeared few days back in some section of media that DDCA earned more than 5 Crores in recently organised One Day International Cricket Match between India & New Zealand held on 20th Oct 2016. After verifying from M/S V.K Bajaj & Co. who are looking after the accounts of DDCA including International Match account also. I was informed from the details forwarded to me by M/s V.K Baja & Co. that DDCA has earned a profit of 3.61 crore approx. only from this International Match.” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi

However contrary to BCCI vice-president Khanna’s claim, his anti-group led by Chetan Chauhan in their media release last week never claimed Rs 5 crore as profit. The release sent by Chauhan faction stated that DDCA has made profits worth Rs 3.81 crore.

Meanwhile, in what can be termed as a novel gesture, the Delhi High Court appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal has not taken a single penny from the state association for his work during the ICC World T20, IPL and the subsequent India versus New Zealand ODI match. Justice Mudgal has offered voluntary service to the association which has been embroiled in one controversy after another. DDCA does not get grants from the BCCI largely due to their delay in submission of accounts. From groundsmen, to first-class cricketers, the current regime has not made timely payment to anyone.