Kolkata, Feb 26 (UNI) A storm was today left brewing at Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Special General Meeting (SGM) after Jagmohan Dalmiya, leading the rebels, stated that neither will the members forgo their demands for a share of money and tickets of IPL matches without a fight nor allow the Twenty20 meet be taken out of Kolkata.
CAB witnessed a charged atmosphere with Dalmiya, returning to the venue after 15 months, hogging the limelight.
Moreover, he was riding a support of 85 of 121-member association.
Yesterday 68 members signed the memorandum.
Today two more universities and 15 more associations agreed to the memorandum taking the number to 85.
In all 109 members attended the SGM.
'' I have not come here to fight you. I am placing my points. You cannot give or take away the matches according to your whims. Now if because of our demands, suddenly the matches are taken away and the CAB is left embarrassed, who will take that responsibility. We have not reached that stage where the question of IPL being held or not would arise. We want the issues to be resolved. We wholeheartedly want the matches to be played here. But if pushed to the wall we will not leave that easy, '' Dalmiya said to a question after the SGM if the IPL was removed from Kolkata because of their demands.
The SGM lasted for two hours and at the end of it CAB president Prasun Mukherjee addressing the media said, '' We discussed on various issues regarding IPL and an unanimous decision was taken that the IPL will be held in Kolkata. Now we can give the green signal to the Red Chillies Entertainment to come and start their work here. '' MORE UNI BA SJC RAR KP2138