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“Why CM Silent On TCA Incident?” Asks Tripura Opposition Leader

Opposition leader Animesh Debbarma expressed his reaction to the incident that happened on Saturday in front of the office of Tripura Cricket Association. 

He said that those who are leaders of cricket in the state of Tripura are not cricketers. Timir Chand was the captain of the Tripura team at one time. It’s a pity that Timir Chand was tortured.

“The Chief Minister is silent on Saturday’s incident. Chief Minister should have responded” Said Animesh. 

He also questioned whether this incident will be investigated. However, looking at the whole incident, it seems that there is a financial transaction here. 

Opposition leader Animesh Debvarma demanded an investigation into the whole incident. He also said that cricket cannot improve if there are people in TCA who are not associated with cricket. 

A young man pulled out a pistol from his pocket in front of the TCA office in the heart of the city. Therefore, the opposition party leader raised questions about the security of the city dwellers.

Notably the factional feud between the two rival factions of the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) took a serious turn on Saturday with both the rival factions aggressively accusing each other of corruption and illegal activities.

A large contingent of police has been deployed at the TCA office here as a precautionary measure in view of high tension and possible clashes.

Former state cricket team captain and current TCA vice-president Timir Chanda claimed that he along with secretary Tapash Ghosh was physically assaulted by members of other factions while entering the association building.

Both Chanda and Ghosh claimed, “On Saturday a ‘group of miscreants’ drove us out of the TCA offices. They did so on the orders of ‘former’ TCA president Tapan Lodh.”

“The Apex Council of the Tripura Cricket Association in its meeting on July 19 has disqualified Tapan Lodh as the President of the Tripura Cricket Association as per the Rules and Regulations of the Association. Tapan Lodh is no longer the President of the Tripura Cricket Association,” Ghosh said in a notification.

Both the factions of the state cricket body are headed by TCA ‘president’ Tapan Lodh and secretary Tapas Ghosh.

Ghosh claimed that the lock of the TCA building was illegally broken by the ‘recently removed’ Lodh and his followers, raising concerns about possible ulterior motives and the safety of important documents.

Lodh and his supporters allegedly broke open the lock of the TCA building in the presence of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Sadar.

Amidst the allegations, a ‘general body meeting’ of the TCA was held under the leadership of Lodh, where it was decided to probe “irregularities” in the installation of four large floodlights at the MBB Cricket Stadium.

Lodh, in a letter to the Home Secretary of the Tripura government, sought setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Tripura Police to probe the “irregularities”.

Lodh, however, denied any official notification of his removal from the post of TCA president and argued that his position cannot be revoked as per the law.

Lodh said that he would soon inform the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the entire episode.

Criticizing the open tussle between the two TCA factions, Manimoy Roy, a former senior member of the Tripura cricket team, said that the Tripura cricket team has achieved many achievements at the national level in the past, but such open tussle is not only very unfortunate, but such developments will harm the prospects of the state cricket team in future.

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