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Punjab Cricket Association chief resigns amid allegations of ‘illegal activities’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal on Thursday resigned as the president of the Punjab Cricket Association, days after former India spinner Harbhajan Singh claimed "illegal activities" were being carried out under the current dispensation. Chahal, who had taken charge in May, confirmed to PTI that he has quit his post. Earlier this month, Harbhajan, who is also PCA's chief advisor, had alleged wrongdoing in the association. Harbhajan, though, didn't mention the name of the office-bearers in his letter, which was sent to PCA members and district units of the body. "The crux of the matter is PCA is trying hard to induct 150 members with voting rights to tilt the balance in their favour and these inductions are being done without assent of apex council/general body or without consulting ...
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PCA president Gulzar Singh resigns after Harbhajan Singh accused him of corruption

Days after former Indian player and Rajya Sabha MP  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 on Thursday evening. “I have resigned from the post of PCA president from immediate effect due to personal reasons,” Chahal confirmed to The Indian Express. Chahal was also facing heat over the appointment of his personal auditor for PCA, and a complaint was filed with the ethics officer and ombudsman Inderjit Singh, but  he refused to address the issue. “Since I have resigned, this issue does not arise now,” Chahal said. Chahal, a former Indian junior player, and his team was chosen earlier this year after the then PCA...
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Harbhajan Singh accuses PCA president of corruption

Former India cricketer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Harbhajan Singh on Friday accused Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal of corruption. Harbhajan, PCA’s chief advisor, has written to association members, its district units and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging the current regime is indulging in unlawful activities. “PCA is trying hard to induct 150 members with voting rights to keep the balance in their favour, and these inductions are being done without the knowledge of the apex council/general body and without consulting the Chief Advisor,” Harbhajan tells The Indian Express. Earlier this year, 39-year-old Chahal was unanimously elected as the PCA president. Interestingly, he was also backed by Harbhajan, which the latter now a...
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Harbhajan Singh writes to PCA members, alleges illegal activities by office bearers | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who is Punjab Cricket Association's chief advisor, has alleged that "illegal activities" are being carried out by certain office-bearers in the state body. Harbhajan, though, didn't mention the name of the office-bearers in his letter, which was sent to PCA members and district units of the body. Harbhajan, also a Rajya Sabha MP, also sent a detailed letter about "malpractices" by the current regime to CM Bhagwant Mann and Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. "The crux of the matter is PCA is trying hard to induct 150 members with voting rights to tilt the balance in their favour and these inductions are being done without assent of apex council/general body or without consulting the Chief Advisor (Singh)," he...
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Conflict of Interest complaint filed against PCA president Gulzar Chahal | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: Punjab Cricket Association president Gulzar Chahal is facing allegations of Conflict of Interest after a district unit chief filed a complaint with the Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) Inderjit Singh. The copy of complaint which is with PTI claims that the chartered firm, which looks after the PCA president's business interests, has been reportedly appointed to do auditing work for the state association, which amounts to Conflict of Interest. "The genesis of the present complaint is the violation of the Rules and Regulation of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) by the present president Shri Gulzarinder Singh Chahal," stated the complaint filed by Mohali District Cricket Association president Manjinder Singh. "He has misused his position and status to appoint M/s Ajay Al...
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Mumbai’s Sulakshan Kulkarni is now Punjab U-19 coach | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab cricket will have a complete ‘Mumbai flavour’ in their coaching set-up in the upcoming season. Soon after they named former India & Mumbai pacer Aavishakar Salvi as the head coach of their senior team, the Punjab Cricket Association has appointed ex-Mumbai wicketkeeper Sulakshan Kulkarni the coach of the Punjab Under-19 side. Kulkarni had coached Mumbai to their 40th Ranji Trophy title in the 2012-13 season. “Harbhajan Singh (former India off-spinner) and PCA president Gulzar Inder Chahal (who was a part of India’s Under-15 World Cup winning side and is aged just 39) have a vision of taking Punjab cricket to the top of Indian cricket in the next decade,” Kulkarni told TOI. “I’m thankful to the PCA for providing me with this opportunity. I’m confident I can help Punjab...
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Aavishkar Salvi is now Punjab head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Mumbai players continue to bag plum coaching jobs in domestic cricket. The latest in the list is former India fast bowler Aavishkar Salvi, who was on Tuesday named the Punjab senior men team’s head coach for the upcoming season. Salvi has been the bowling coach of Oman, who qualified for the T20 World Cup in UAE last year, since September 2019 on "an assignment basis". He was also the head coach of Puducherry in the 2018-19 and 2020-21 seasons. In April-May 2018, he also conducted a camp for Andhra. "A couple of months back, the Punjab Cricket Association had put up an ad on their website, inviting applications for the post of Punjab head coach. I was at the National Cricket Academy at that time, and I applied after seeing that. I'm glad that things panned out well after ...