Under fire after Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi arrested them for the alleged illegal construction of the stadium, the management of the Pondicherry Cricket Association (CAP) decided on Saturday to temporarily suspend the Siechem Pondicherry T20 tournament. The CAP made the decision based on the report submitted by AGShanmugavel, Estate Manager-cum-Facility In-charge, according to a statement released by them. “The CAP is of the opinion that the Lieutenant Governor, Kiren Bedi, should not have published his letter dated 12.11.2020 and disseminated it on social networks which damaged the reputation of the CAP and the landowners without give us the opportunity to explain our factual position, or the lieutenant governor herself should have visited the CAP campus, which we have been asking for 3 years, ”wrote CAP secretary V. Chandran.
“While so many Ranji Trophy matches have been played in the last three years at the same venue and the Lieutenant Governor is also aware of it, we do not understand why in the last ten days we have been put to the test of also hostile acid. We invited the Lieutenant Governor, the Chief Minister, the former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, all Ministers, all Members, former Members and most of the government offices, at the opening ceremony of Siechem Pondicherry T20 Tournament on 11.11.2020, as “one family”, but this backfired for mysterious reasons. “
Speaking to ANI, a BCCI source who followed the developments said: “Just because illegalities and irregularities are hidden for 3 years does not mean they become legal.”
While Bedi had arrested CAP and Siechem Technologies CEO P Damodaran over the alleged illegal construction of the stadium, the Bharathidasan Pondicherry Cricketers Forum (BPCF) also wrote to Pondicherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi to investigate the incident. misuse of funds granted by the Cricket Control Council in India (BCCI) to CAP for the development of sport in the territory of the Union.
In the letter, consulted by the ANI, the secretary of the BPCF, G Chandran, had asked Bedi to intervene and organize a committee to inquire into the actions which show that the representatives of CAP are employees of Siechem. Technologies and control the entire association.
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