The chief advisor of Punjab Cricket Association, Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh has written a letter to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging corruption in the Punjab Cricket Association. Furthermore, in the letter, Harbhajan mentioned about the illegal activities carried out by the office bearers of PCA. Notably, he didn’t mention any names in the letter.
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Reportedly, the letter has been sent to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also. Furthermore, Harbhajan Singh claimed that he has been receiving various complaints for the last 10-15 days. “I’m the chief advisor of the Punjab Cricket Association, but have been kept in the dark on several policy decisions,” he further added.
In the letter, Harbhajan Singh stated, “In order to tip the scales in their favour, PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) is attempting to induct 150 members with voting rights, but these inductions are being made without the approval of the apex council/general body or without consulting the Chief Advisor (Harbhajan Singh).” He further asserted that these practices are against the constitution of the BCCI and PCA guidelines.
“These thereby violate the PCA rules, the BCCI constitution, and the ethical standards of the sporting organisations. They don’t hold official PCA meetings and make all decisions on their own, which serves to conceal their illegal conduct,” wrote Harbhajan Singh, in his letter. He concluded that the accused officials have already taken the subscription charges from almost 60-70 individuals.
Subsequently, Harbhajan Singh added that he was left with no option other than writing to the chief minister of Punjab and informing the members as well. Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh is one of the most renowned sports personalities in India.
Furthermore, it would be interesting how the higher authorities, especially chief minister Bhagwant Mann reacts and what action the CMO takes in this matter, especially when the AAP government has taken a strict stand against corruption several times, including the suspension of their own cabinet minister who was accused of being involved in corruption.