Now both the lobbies of cricket in India have started trading charges. I S Bindra, president of Punjab Cricket Association, is alleging that former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya had been underselling Indian crickets in the last 10 years. According to a report, Bindra is quoted as saying, “The BCCI had lost money due to incompetence and vested interests during Dalmiys’s tenure.”
The Sharad Pawar camp can take pride in the fact that they have been successful in selling the cricket rights to Nimbus for $612 million for the next four years (from March 1, 2006 – March 31, 2010). With this BCCI’s total income from sale of rights and sponsorship amounts has swelled to Rs 3,354 crore, compared to Rs 359 crore it earned the previous four years, says the report.
Bindra (Pawar camper) alleged that the previous BCCI committee (headed by Dalmiya camper) had undersold the rights, which resulted in it not receiving the deserved amount. ”In the last 10 years, I have it on record that the BCCI was underselling its rights grossly. I pointed it out long back, but I was suspended,” Bindra said.