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Cricket West Indies misused USD 500,000 of BCCI’s donation’- Michael Holding

Written by Rohit Pawar

A big cricketing scam involving Cricket West Indies seems to be unearthing and it’s none other than one of its greatest players, Michael Holding, who is behind the entire expose. The Windies legend has alleged that CWI has misused half a million US Dollars of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) donation, the details of which he plans to release soon.

When it comes to finances, the CWI has had a lot of trouble in the past where they were unable to even pay its contracted players the salaries they were due. Things over the years have normalised, with many players returning to play for West Indies again after coming to a settlement with the board, but if Holding is to be believed, the finances have been mishandled by the CWI.

“Way back in 2013-2014, the BCCI donated half a million US dollars specifically to go to past players. I am a past player, not that I want any of it but I know a lot of past players, I have never heard that not even one cent out of that half a million going to any past player,” said Holding as he displayed a Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) audit report on his YouTube channel.

“I am absolutely sure if they (CWI) had done that, they would have made a big hullabaloo about it. Where is that half a million dollars? I will tell the viewers very soon,” added the 66-year-old as he expressed anger over the misuse of money by Cricket West Indies.

Holding further claimed that an audit over cricketing operations in the Caribbean was done in January but the report was never made public. The iconic Windies cricketer said that he wants to go deeper into the scam and then make it public.

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