IPL petitioner Aditya Verma, who hails from Bihar, has written a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah alleging monetary bungling of the Indian cricket board’s funds to the tune of Rs 11 crore.

The state affiliation’s basic secretary, Sanjay Kumar, stated that Verma’s allegations are true.

“Yes, we haven’t been able to pay any TA/DA to our senior, U-23, U-19 and U-16 cricketers as well as women players. Yes, we received Rs 10.80 crore from COA last year but most of the money has been used up to pay salaries of office bearers’ staff,” Kumar alleged whereas speaking to PTI.

A senior group participant will get Rs 750 per day for TA/DA whereas U-23 and U-19 gamers get Rs 500 per day. The U-16s get Rs 350 per day.

“For a senior team regular, the total TA/DA is Rs 75,000 for a season if one plays all formats. We understand that players are under pressure. They haven’t also got match fees as they haven’t been able to raise invoices for BCCI payments,” Kumar stated.

Verma on his half spoke about mismanagement in Bihar cricket. “My request to BCCI secretary that he takes note of the plight of Bihar players who haven’t received any money despite BCCI giving them Rs 11 crore,” Verma stated.

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