Former CCI president says he had been open to enquiry September 6, 2007

Dungarpur denies misappropriating clubs funds

Cricinfo staff

Raj Singh Dungarpur, the former president of the Cricket Club of India (CCI), has denied accusations levelled at him by the CCI officials of misappropriating funds for the installation of floodlights at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Dungarpur also dismissed allegations of irregularities during the installation of floodlights. He said the entire process had been transparent, approved by the executive committee and followed norms.

When questions were raised regarding his administration, Dungarpur said he had offered on August 3 to resign as the president "to enable my colleagues to conduct any enquiry they wished".

The CCI had appointed KPMG, an audit firm, to hold the enquiry and wrote to the Indian board asking that Dungarpur - a former BCCI president - should not be allowed to represent the club, one of the board's affiliated units, at the BCCI's meetings. Dungarpur, who headed the CCI for 12 years before retiring this year, was also sent a letter by RN Renjen, the CCI chief executive officer, asking him not to attend any meeting on behalf of the club.