Interestingly, UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla, also a BCCI vicepresident, is chairman of the BCCI's tour and fixtures committee and this panel ostensibly decides the venues.
UPCA, in conjunction with the UP Sports Directorate, was all set to stage the warm- up game.
The UPCA and the UP government spent somewhere between ` 50 lakh and ` 60 lakh on preparations for this match.
Besides, it spent ` 12 lakh on other match- related preparation like printing of tickets," a UPCA source told M AIL T ODAY .
It remains to be seen how the BCCI compensates the UPCA for the money that has gone waste.
For quite some time now, UPCA has not been profitable.
The alumina processed by UPCA, a small unit of Alcan's Vaudreuil Works, will now be redirected towards aluminum production.