IPL awards fiasco: Angry Edulji hits out at BCCI acting president

NEW DELHI: Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji said on Thursday she sought after to offer the IPL winners' trophy as she felt that BCCI acting president CK Khanna had "disregarded the protocol" via now not presenting the award throughout the ODI in opposition to Australia in Delhi.

Edulji sought after to offer the IPL winners' trophy to the champion crew but was once overruled via her CoA colleague Lt Gen Ravi Thodge, who felt that convention of president giving freely the trophy must be adopted. Khanna, finally, gave away the trophy.

While presenting trophies has at all times been paramount for Khanna, Edulji, in a protracted statement, didn't clarify as to why it was once similarly essential for her.

"To set the facts straight, in the CoA meeting dated 8th April, the topic was discussed. During the discussion, I had mentioned that as the acting president (CK Khanna) had abdicated his right to give away the trophy during the BCCI bilateral match in Delhi," Edulji said in a press unlock.

"He (Khanna) had shown disregard for the protocol and an office bearer of a state association was allowed to give the trophy away and hence for the IPL Final CoA members should give the trophy. This was because the acting president had shown disregard to the office of the president of the BCCI," said Edulji.

She claimed she had mentioned in that assembly that if CoA leader Vinod Rai is provide throughout the final, he must give away the trophy or else it must be presented jointly via her and Lt Gen Thodge.

What seemed to have irked Edulji is that Khanna presented a two-year previous email from acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary where the former IPS officer had additionally written in favour of convention being adopted.

"A few days before the final Mr. Khanna forwarded a mail from the Acting Secretary Mr Amitabh Choudhary written sometime in the year 2017 in which he had said that as per protocol the BCCI President gives away the trophy," said Edulji.

Time and again, Edulji asked why Khanna didn't apply the protocol throughout the Australia ODI when DDCA president Rajat Sharma gave away the trophy.

"Till date, even after numerous e-mails including from the Acting Secretary asking for reasons on what grounds the Acting President allowed the DDCA representative to give away the trophy, Khanna has not bothered responding and explaining about the reasons due to which he took that decision."

Edulji accused Khanna of walking around with Amitabh's email in his pocket.

"On the day of the final as usual, his interest seemed only limited to the presentation of the trophy since he was carrying around an e-mail of 2017 in his pocket," Edulji wrote.

Edulji additionally alleged that "few people in BCCI worked behind the scenes" to prevent her from presenting the trophy.
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