GUWAHATI, July 23 - Clarifying the allegations lamented on Assam Cricket Association (ACA) top officials by a section former cricketers, representing Association for Cricketers of Assam, ACA secretary Bikasha Baruah in a press statement said the organisation has to submit the statement of account to the Income Tax Department every year before September 30. Accordingly from 2007, the accounts were placed in the ACA governing body meeting after audit and submitted to the IT Department.
On purchasing and other expenditures, the ACA has different sub-committees and they look after all the matters but not the secretary himself. Baruah also asked the former cricketers to make public the expenditures made in the Silchar AGM with authentic documents.
The statement mentioned that Baruah invited an judicial inquiry in its last Governing Body meeting on July 8 for the alleged financial irregularities and offered to step down if he is found guilty. Baruah also clarified that he appeared in the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Office as an employee of the Agriculture Office and it does not have any relation with the ACA.