Punjab Cricket Association in crises; President resigns; second in six months
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Punjab cricket association seems to be in deep crises as the incumbent president Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal has resigned from the post. He is the second president of Punjab Cricket association who has to resign in six months. Earlier PCA president Rajinder Gupta has resigned six months short of his term in April 2022.
This come days after former Indian player and Rajya Sabha MP and former cricketer Harbhajan Singh accused the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal of corruption, including trying to “unlawfully” induct 150 members with voting rights in the association, Chahal resigned today .
As per available information, after resigning he said “as I have resigned from the post of PCA president from immediate effect due to personal reasons, the issue of inducting 150 members does not arise now.”
Bhajji has written an open letter for this, which has created a stir in the entire PCA executive. He has leveled allegations against the PCA and the current President of various illegal activities.
He had said in the letter that- “As the Chief Advisor of the Association, it is my legal and moral responsibility to bring all kinds of illegal activities to the notice of all PCA members. For the last one week and ten days, I have been receiving continuous complaints from many cricket lovers of Punjab that the PCA President is involved in many illegal activities. Apart from this, Bhajji has also demanded the intervention of the Lokpal to stop the illegal activities taking place in the PCA.
Chahal, a former Indian junior player, and his team was chosen earlier this year after the then PCA president Rajinder Gupta resigned six months short of his term. Last week, the members of the PCA Apex Council and executive committee had raised the issue of the new members.