INDORE: Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is likely to get Rs 17 crore in a couple of days from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the first installment of pending amount assigned for cricket developmental activities.
“Every year, approx Rs 27-28 crore is expected from BCCI. MPCA is expecting over Rs 100 crore for development activities from BCCI as from 2016 we have not got any amount for the activities,” MPCA president Abhilash Khandekar told TOI.
Now that there is an elected body in BCCI, the association will start allocating the amount on the basis of size of the state associations and their requirements. It will also depend on funds that the association has. MPCA is likely to get remaining installments in six months, he added.
BCCI supports the state associations for various activities like organising domestic cricket tournament, under-19, under-23, Ranji, international matches, salaries, appointment of officials, and selection committee. Maintenance of the stadium and all the infrastructure in different cities, buying land, team from other states coming to Madhya Pradesh, travel of the state team and officials is also included. There’s also a separate amount assigned for women team.
Madhya Pradesh is divided into 10 divisions and each division has its own level of activities that the association has to take care of.
BCCI has already disbursed an amount of Rs 2.5 crore to MPCA to host India-Bangladesh Test series.