The controversy-ridden Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) sparked a new controversy by conducting an auction for the unrecognized Bihar Cricket League T20 tournament even before it was cleared by the Cricket Board of India (BCCI). The Anti-Corruption Unit of the BCCI has already recommended that the BCCI should give stricter guidelines before giving a go-ahead to a state T20 league and the BCA held the players’ auction on Saturday without prior approval.
It is scheduled to be held in Patna from 21 to 27 March as per the tournament schedule with five franchise teams participating in Angika Avengers, Bhagalpur Bulls, Darbhanga Diamonds, Gaya Gladiators and Patna Pilots. The matches will be broadcast on a private sports channel and the bid was set at Rs 50,000 per player.
A senior official associated with the approval of the BCCI state-level league said, “As far as I know, the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) has not been given any approval to organize any T20 league till the evening of 28 February. . ‘
When BCA President Rakesh Tiwari was asked about this, he said that an application was taken to get the approval. Tiwari said, “We had sought permission from the BCCI but we have not received any reply so far.” We could not wait because the BCCI has not given approval for more than a month after the controversies related to the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Premier League.