The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) faced severe criticism from the Supreme Court. The apex court said that BCCI has done nothing to develop the game in India.
The scathing attack from the Supreme Court came after the cricket's governing body in India said that the fund allocated to as many as 11 states was zero.
The Supreme Court had earlier slammed BCCI regarding fund allocation. The court observed that these states literally beg in front of BCCI.
"BCCI has created a mutually beneficial society," the apex court was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.
The court had ordered BCCI to submit a detailed chart, in which they should have the details of how much help they have extended to these states who run low on funds most of the time.
"You (BCCI) have allocated Rs 480 crore in one year to state cricket associations for the development of cricketing infrastructure. In the past 20 years, more than Rs 2000 crore have been given approximately," a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur, said.
"Have you monitored these funds as how it is being utilised. There is no credible monitoring mechanism to look at whether even infrastructure has been created or not."
The bench was also seeking information on how much funds BCCI have lent to states like Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura in the last five years.
Senior Advocate KK Venugopal submitted a report to the Supreme Court saying that BCCI has already started following some of the recommendations suggested by the Lodha Committee for the structural reforms in the cricket's governing body.
The report also stated that the Board is on the look out for a chief executive officer, a chief financial officer and other top management positions.