The issues with regards to the administration of cricket in Bihar is nothing new and the whole matter took another turn on Thursday as Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma wrote to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to look into the ongoing issues in the state and the infighting in the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA).
CAB Secretary Aditya Verma writes to Sourav Ganguly
In the letter, accessed by IANS, Verma has thrown light on how the Committee of Administrators (CoA) violated Supreme Court's order and recognised the BCA as an affiliated unit of the BCCI while CAB's petition is still pending in the Supreme Court.
"Bihar Cricket Association is an unregistered body, how BCCI recognised BCA as an affiliated unit of BCCI, it's a violation of hon'ble Supreme Court's 09.08.18 order. Very surprisingly how earlier CoA recognised BCA, when he (it) was totally aware that BCA is an unregistered body in Bihar.
"Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) a registered body under society registration act in Bihar is the main petitioner in Supreme Court. CAB petition is pending in Supreme Court for the full memberships of BCCI. In spite of that CoA called all factions of Bihar including me in BCCI office in the month of August,2019 and discuss (discussed) the grievances," Verma wrote.
The CAB secretary went on to write that while the BCCI is aware of the whole situation, it has not acted on the infighting in the state. "If rightly or wrongly when BCCI conducted election in Bihar on 23 Sept and a new elected committee of BCA came in the picture, but after few months the controversy started between new elected President and Secretary of BCA, both groups intimated BCCI through letters. BCCI knows everything about BCA, Patna but failed to act till today," he rued.
He requested Ganguly to take immediate action and respond to his request. "My humble request to respected President of BCCI, the ex-captain of Indian team to gave (give) me clarification on my above mentioned questions. The second thing when the full memberships petition of CAB is pending in Supreme Court for final hearing how you can ignore the plea of CAB.
"It is also giving me lots of pain because BCCI office has no time to reply (to) me on my any letter. The highest court of the country heard the plea of CAB and gave historical order in the Civil Appeal 4235/14 BCCI Vs CAB and Civil Appeal 7645/11 BCCI Vs CAB case. I have full faith on you for the justice of Bihar cricket. I urge you to take appropriate and needful action in this regard," he said.