Congress leader demands takeover of HPCA’s Dharamshala hotel

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Himachal Pradesh Congress committee has demanded an immediate takeover of a hotel ‘The Pavilion’ owned by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) at Dharamsala. HPCC also feared a “security threat” after the exposure of the involvement of the underworld in match fixing during the IPL matches and sought a CBI probe into the affairs of the hotel.

While talking to the media at Dharamsala, HPCC spokesperson Deepak Sharma raised suspicion over the hotel and believed that it might have investment from unknown persons through another cricket association allegedly registered as the Himalayan Players Association, which was later converted into a private company at Chandigarh.

He asked HPCA president Anurag Thakur to clarify why this association was allegedly turned into a company and whose money had been invested in the hotel. Congress leader also raised question over the role of BJP leaders Arun Jaitly and Anurag Thakur in the ongoing IPL spot fixing issue.

However, HPCA president and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur refused to reply on these allegations. Thakur stated that these allegations have been leveled by a person just to remain in news and really do not deserve a reply. He said that Congress is heading Govt in Himachal and instead of leveling allegations; these leaders should ask their Govt to conduct a thorough probe in it.