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Cricket Association of Bihar accuses BCCI of discrimination

The state association also chose to direct a letter on Monday, voicing their concerns about the matter to Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri. (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet again been embroiled in fresh controversy as the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) has accused the former governing body of discrimination against certain states. CAB also chose to direct a letter on Monday, voicing their concerns about the matter to Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad. The letter has questioned and objected to non-allotment of matches to states of Bihar, Puducherry and north-east states by the BCCI.

Reportedly, the letter shot off by the CAB was extremely hard-hitting. It also voiced concerns of the BCCI “discriminating the players of Bihar, Puducherry and north-east states by not allowing place for playing first class cricket”. Further, the CAB secretary has requested the Law Minister to direct to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the BCCI to delve into the matter and take necessary steps to resolve it, in the light of Supreme Court order dated July 18, 2016.

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What CAB’s letter to the Union Law Minister contained

According to reports by the ANI, the letter by CAB secretary, Aditya Verma said, “The players are not exposed to better conditions for improvement of the game for extraneous considerations and diabolic goals to be achieved by the rulers of the game.” The state cricket association also accused the present office bearers of the BCCI of letting “no leaves unturned, to kill the talent of the state of Bihar and likewise states”.

It further alleged that it was not appropriate for fixtures to have been issued under the signatures of Dr. MV Shreedhar, General Manager (Operations), BCCI, who has been “accused and also charge-sheeted in Hyderabad Stadium construction matter”.

“The one who is not eligible to be an office-bearer, as per Justice Lodha Committee recommendation and mandate of the Supreme Court, is flaunting the apex court in as much as by holding the position and announcing the fixtures with non-inclusion of state of Bihar and like-wise states, with ulterior motive and malice intent,” stated the aforementioned letter.

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