BCA chief to CoA: Stop disqualified committee from running the association

According to Bihar Cricket Association president Jagnnath Singh, the committee is still calling the shots for all matters related to the BCCI.

The disqualified committee is headed by Gopal Bohra (left) and secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad Singh.   -  Ranjeet Kumar

The disqualified committee of the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), led by Gopal Bohra and Rabi Shankar Prasad Singh, are still calling the shots for all matters related to the BCCI, according to BCA president Jagnnath Singh.

Jagnnath has conveyed this message in a letter addressed to the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

In the letter, accessed by IANS, the BCA chief has once again requested the CoA to intervene as otherwise, the careers of young cricketers from State would be affected. Jagnnath has also made his surprise known at how the Board is allowing a disqualified committee to the run the affairs of the association.

BCCI ‘delaying the matter’

“I have had [in] no occasion in my life seen such situations which are being allowed by the BCCI to conduct its event by a completely disqualified committee led by Bohra and Singh. On one hand, the BCCI, in the name of taking decision, is delaying the matter though it has declared two conflicting factions of BCA, one led by me and the other by Bohra and Singh, self-styled constituted committee.

“For reasons best known to the CoA, such a disqualified committee led by Bohra and Singh is being allowed to conduct the events of the BCCI, in the name of BCCI, which has been protested by me by email and telephonic conversations. The BCCI is religiously maintaining silence for reasons not known to others,” Jagnnath wrote.

Improper selection process

He further pointed out the illegal activities being carried out, including the process of selection and the appointment of selectors.

“To throw light on the selection of the U-16 players for Vijay Merchant Trophy, no domestic matches/tournaments/selection trials have taken place, but players have been notified [of their selection] and while some of the players are tainted, some have birth certificates which are forged.

“Jisuanul Yakin, selected as chairman of the senior selection committee, presently resides in the UAE and has not interacted with the senior players of Bihar. Moreover, every selection committee member and support staff have been notified without following the norms for their selection.

‘Illegalities’

“I don’t have words to explain the illegalities being allowed to be perpetuated by the BCCI against the talented players of Bihar. The BCCI is required to self incriminate itself or in turn I may also be allowed to send the list of players selected to represent Bihar. I have requested [for the same] but the BCCI has maintained silence. I am knocking the doors of the BCCI for the relief of the talented players of Bihar so that their talent may not be destroyed or sold by the disqualified committee,” he explained.