Pondicherry Cricket Association suspends T20 tournament

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Under fire after Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi detained them for allegedly illegal stadium construction, the management of the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) decided on Saturday to temporarily suspend the Siechem Pondicherry T20 tournament. The CAP made the decision based on the report of A.G. Shanmugavel, Estate Manager-cum-Facility In-charge, according to a release issued by them. CAP believes that the Lieutenant Governor, Kiren Bedi, should not have issued and disseminated her letter of 12.11.2020 through social media that has damaged the reputation of CAP and landowners without giving any of us the opportunity because of our actual position, or the lieutenant governor should have visited the CAP campus himself, which we have been asking for for the past 3 years, ”wrote CAP secretary V. Chandran.

“ When there were so many Ranji Trophy competitions in the same venue in the last three years and the Lieutenant Governor is aware of this, we don’t understand why we have been subjected to such a hostile acid test for the past ten days. We invited the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister, ex-Chief Minister and Opposition Leader, Chair of the Legislative Assembly, all Ministers, all MLAs, ex-MLAs and most offices in the Government to the opening ceremony of Siechem Pondicherry. T20 tournament on 11.11.2020, as “one family”, but that failed for mysterious reasons. “

Speaking to ANI, a source at the BCCI who has been monitoring developments said, “Just because illegalities and irregularities have been hidden for 3 years does not mean they will become legal.”

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While Bedi had lifted CAP and Siechem Technologies director P Damodaran in relation to the alleged illegal construction of the stadium, the Bharathidasan Pondicherry Cricketers Forum (BPCF) had also written a letter to Pondicherry’s Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi about the Board’s abuse. of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to CAP for the development of the sport in the Union Territory.

In the letter, to which ANI had access, BPCF Secretary G Chandran Bedi had requested to intervene and organize a committee to inquire about the actions showing that CAP representatives are employees of Siechem Technologies and monitor the entire association.

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