Himachal Pradesh Congress spokesperson Deepak Sharma demanded a CBI inquiry into the construction of Pavilion Hotel by the HP Cricket Association (HPCA) at Dharamsala.
Alleging that the site was granted to construct hostels for cricketers not hotel, Sharma said here on Thursday that the working of the HPCA led by Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur was under a cloud. He urged the state government to take control of the hotel and order probe into its functioning and lease.
He asked the HPCA chief to clarify that in whose name the hotel was registered. “Is it in the name of the HPCA or the Himalayan players' cricket association (Thakur's personal body)?” he asked.
Sharma said despite being the joint secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Thakur had yet not clarified his position with regard to the IPL matches that had stirred up a storm after spot fixing was exposed recently.
Sharma said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was tight-lipped over the issue due to which its working was under the scanner. He alleged that BJP leaders had supported BCCI chief N Srinivasan so they were also responsible for the muck.