Press release: “Sikkim Cricket condemns Bhaichung Bhutia’s false narrative directed towards SICA”
Sikkim Cricket Association Condemns the false statement made by Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia, who now on several occasions has passed false remarks recklessly before the press, wherein he repeatedly stated that SICA receives grant in aid to a tune of Rs. 15 to 20 Crores per year. This is entirely false and we urge Mr. Bhaichung to get his facts checked before speaking out against other associations or sporting bodies, who are only trying their best to help the state of Sikkim and its people.
SICA would also take this opportunity to inform the general public that all and any grants received by us is in the public domain and has been made available for anyone interested, through the BCCI website.
We at SICA would also like to state that money doesn’t equate to good governance, various structural reforms have been undertaken by SICA bringing in transparency in all aspects from governance to financial matters, introduction and formation of District bodies and even giving them voting rights and powers in governance. Introduction of Club culture in the State for both Men and Women along with voting rights for clubs, Implementation of policies such as representation of Players Association in SICA’s governing body, as two members of the Players Association form part of SICA’s Apex Council, these are but a few of the many reforms and policies taken up by SICA which has nothing to do with money.
In fact, SICA’s revival with reforms and restructuring started in the year 2016, which was several years before it even became a full member of BCCI. Therefore, the real groundwork was already in motion before SICA had receive a single penny.
Organizations and its representatives should acknowledge the responsibility they owe towards Sikkim and its people, while striving to inspire and encourage each other rather than indulging in passing false information and propaganda.