Battling a host of charges from the state government, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Monday said “it is no longer a society and does not come under the purview of the state registrar of cooperative societies”.
Registrar of cooperative societies RD Nazeem in a missive to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last week had said the HPCA is registered under the Societies Act and is subject to proceedings under its Section 41 over alleged irregularities.
But the HPCA, in its reply submitted to the cooperative societies on the direction of the High Court order Sep 19, claimed that the notice issued to it “is not maintainable”.
“The HPCA is a company registered under the Companies Act of 1956... The registrar of societies is completely biased against the company,” HPCA said in its reply.
“Issuing a notice dated Sep 7, 2013 to the company that is in reality an order recording factual findings against the company that is completely misconceived,” it said.
It claimed that a majority of cricket associations in the country have been converting themselves from a not-for-profit society to a not-for-profit company to ensure transparency in management.
The HPCA said, after conversion into a company, the state government has been accepting money from the company.