BCCI president Anurag Thakur stated that the game cannot be run without money even as the Lodha Panel clarified it did not direct the banks to freeze cricket Board’s accounts. Anurag Thakur said that BCCI can’t run the game without money.
“I can’t talk about whether series will go on or not but if players and associations are not paid, it raises serious at a time when the team is number one in Tests, No 2 in T20s, No 3 in ODIs. It’s the most powerful Board. We have created a successful tournament like IPL. We can’t run the game without money,” Anurag Thakur said.
“Questions are being raised about BCCI when we have increased the Test cricketers match fee from 7 lakh to 15 lakh. Most state units are unsure how they will be able to host games in this home season. They need to decide whether they can host the games or not, with or without money,” Anurag Thakur added.
However, Justice Lodha said they have not frozen the accounts of BCCI.
“We have not frozen the accounts of BCCI, we have directed the BCCI to not disburse funds to the state association. Day to day affairs, routine expenditure, matches, games, that should go on. There is absolutely no prohibition,” Lodha said.