HPCA ready to face investigations

Aug 05, 2013 17:15 | Poltics
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Ready to support investigations, but govt is treating sports association as rival political entity: HPCA

Yogesh Puri

Dharamshala: Outraged over the action of the congress government for initiating vigilance inquiry against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) it stated that they are ready to support the investigations but government will bite dust in the end. Official spokesperson of the association Sanjay Sharma said that they had did nothing illegal but congress is not treating them as sports body.

“We are being treated as political party and therefore false inquiries have been initiated against us. This all is the wastage of time and they going to bite dust in the end as nothing has been done illegal” said Sharma while talking to this correspondent on Monday.

He also maintained that it is the success of the HPCA that has lured the sitting government as they hidden desire is to take over the control on the association.

While urging to the incumbent congress to act morally he said that this is the only association of the state which has succeeded in holding national and international ties besides have brought state on the world map in the field of cricket.

Though, an FIR was registered against the association for cheating and misappropriation last week. But sources have maintained that it does not include any particular name and also all the sections are of bail able offences.

“Case has been registered against HPCA in sections 406, 420 and 120 -B” said the source.  But however, the association could be evicted from the land only if authorities could prove the transfer of land is illegal pertaining to commercial purposes.

But the office bearers of the association have maintained that this all have been done for the promotion of the state and sports in the region. “We have a strong defense for us with all profs that this all has been done for the promotion of the sport and welfare of the state, which nobody can deny” said officials of the HPCA.

HPCA has built a luxury complex just 4 KMs away from the stadium for which this said case has been registered for illegal transfer of land in the name of the association.

Hotel has been named as ‘The Pavillion’ which is used for the stay of cricket teams. It has 38 rooms, 32 huts, a gymnasium and all luxury faculties including arrangements of holding open-air parties in the complex surrounded by dense forests.