Aditya Verma urges Pawar, Dalmiya to take over BCCI mantle

Kolkata: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Saturday called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been “vitiated” by sidelined president N Srinivasan.

Verma also rejected reports that Srinivasan, barred by the Supreme Court from contesting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) polls, was making efforts to sell off Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings to enable himself to contest the polls.

In a petition filed by Verma, the Apex court on January 22 had held that Srinivasan could not contest elections as long as he was involved in a “conflict of interest” situation as an owner of CSK.

“The BCCI now needs a powerful leader like Sharad Pawar, an able administrator like Jagmohan Dalmiya and experienced man like Inderjit Singh Bindra. It has been 10 days since the judgment was passed but unfortunately none of them have come forward,” said Verma. “Srinivasan and his cronies ran the BCCI as their cosy club. It is now time for all these stalwarts to come together and cleanse the system. I have been in talks with them and will continue my endeavour to ensure they take up the mantle,” said Verma.

'Announce bcci AGM date by Feb 12'
KOLKATA: Verma threatened to file a contempt of court case against BCCI if the parent body doesn’t allow the date of AGM by February 12. “If BCCI does not announce the date for its Annual General Meeting by February 12, I shall file a contempt of court case against them,” Verma said. — PTI

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