Aditya Verma writes to CoA regarding discrimination against Bihar cricketers
He also accused the office bearers of the BCCI of playing with the rules by allowing Rajeev Shukla to continue as the chairman of the IPL this year as well.
Updated - Feb 5, 2018 11:19 am
The IPL 2018 Auctions were a huge success in every aspect of the event. Be it the promotions, or the popularity it gathered after some lavish buys, the auctions caught the attention of many. While most cricket fans looked pleased with the way the event unfolded, one man named Aditya Verma looked utterly unimpressed. The name of Aditya Verma is not a new one for the cricket fans and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Aditya Verma has been playing the part for the greater cause of the players in the recent times through unusual ways. He has been more of a person finding flaws in the functioning of the Indian cricket board. And more recently, he has found a flaw in the IPL 2018 Auctions. He feels that the auctions were very partial and a lot of discrimination was there to be seen.
Earlier, Aditya Verma had came to limelight after being the petitioner in the IPL Spot-fixing scandal a few years ago. He has now written a letter to Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA). In his letter, he has addressed the cause of the Bihar cricketers. He has claimed that the Bihar cricketers were discriminated at the auctions of the IPL this year. He also accused the office bearers of the BCCI of playing with the rules by allowing Rajeev Shukla to continue as the chairman of the IPL this year as well.
Accusing the BCCI CEO
Furthermore, he has also accused the BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri, and the BCCI acting secretary, Amitabh Chaudhary, of having formed a ‘gang’ at the helm. He accused them of not implementing the suggestions put forth by the Lodha committee. It is worth noting that these claims from Aditya Verma have come at a time when the CoA head Vinod Rai had promised several reforms in the game in India.
Rai had also spoken about unrolling a women’s IPL in the country from 2018. Now that the year of 2018 is around, there seems to be no further discussions about it. The women’s cricket in India has perennially struggled to get the same importance as that of the men’s cricket in the country.