Cricket

Clothing company refutes Azad’s claims

We have met all the required norms, avers Cascades India proprietor

Cascades India, the company which was awarded the contract to supply clothing to the Delhi cricket team, has contested the claims by former Test cricketer Kirti Azad, who had alleged that proper process had not been followed in finalising the contract.

Arjun Gupta, proprietor of Cascades, said on Wednesday, “I would like to inform you that, for awarding this contract, the process was carried out in four stages. All the companies were asked to come with their samples and their quotations.”

The two-member Cricket Advisory Committee of Sunil Valson and Yashpal Sharma studied the samples and the quotations.

“They had shortlisted five companies for the second round when we were asked to make the final production samples with the DDCA logo,” said Gupta.

According to Gupta, “The choice was reduced to three — TYKA Sports, Jalandhar, Sqad Gear, Gurgaon and our company (with the brand name) Kragbuzz Sports, Delhi. In the final round, sponsorship and discounts were discussed with all the three companies with the Finance Committee, comprising of three directors of the elected committee and one government nominee along with Manager, Cricket Operations and CFO, DDCA,” he added.

Gupta claimed, “Our bid was the lowest at ₹47 lakh only and on this amount we have agreed on 20% discount on the total order.”

Other clients

He informed that his company had supplied clothing and caps for the Pondicherry Cricket Associaiton and IPL teams like CSK, RR and KXIP.

“We have met all the required norms,” Gupta emphasised.

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