India vs West Indies 2014: KCA Officials Questioned by Income Tax Officials
Income Tax Officials here have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game’s local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence as per schedule. The match was played here on Oct 8, and the Windies won by 124 runs.
The KCA president, T.C Mathew, Told IANS on Saturday ” Yes, the income tax sleths from the Kochi office did meet up with us to find out if the news report that the KCA paid the money was true. We explained our position to them and they understood it. How is it possible for the KCA to pay the west Indies Team? We were all surprised to here the news reports too”. When reports emerged that the players refused to take the field, before settlement of the dispute, for the tour to begin here, the West Indies tour began in contoversial circumstances.
West Indies tour of India got abandoned midway Oct 17 after the completion of the fourth ODI at Dharamsala as the consequence of the West Indies cricket players are currently embroiled in a payment dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies Players association (WIPA).
The tour was scheduled to have fifth ODI, a Twenty 20 international as well as three tests. India led the ODI series 2-1 after completion of the fourth match when the tour was forfeited.