After the letter from Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi calling Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP)’s Thuthipet Stadium illegal, the Siecham Pondicherry T20 league planned by the Cricket Association of Puducherry has been temporarily suspended.
A letter issued on November 12 by Lt. Governor of Pondicherry Kiran Bedi went viral on various social media platforms. In her letter, Bedi has called the construction of the stadium illegal and also said the CAP management has misused the money allotted by the BCCI.
The honourary secretary of CAP, V. Chandran stated, “CAP is of the view that the Lt. Governor, Kiren Bedi, should not have issued her letter and went viral on social media that has damaged CAP and landowners’ reputation without giving an opportunity to either of us to explain our factual position.”
According to CAP management, the stadium was built without taking a single rupee or infrastructural subsidy from the BCCI. Chandran also bemoaned about allegation about the stadium that has top quality eight cricket ground and international ground. The stadium has hosted few Ranji trophy games and some age-group games, as well.
A source from BCCI while commenting on the CAP matter has said, “Just because illegalities and irregularities are hidden for 3 years, it doesn’t mean that they become legal.”
The Siechem Pondicherry T20 league kick-started on 11th November but the Cricket Association of Puducherry management temporarily suspended the league after Kiran Bedi’s letter.