Aditya Verma: Srinivasan was honest enemy, Manohar is backstabber

"Shashank Manohar’s latest move to go to International Cricket Council (ICC) shows that he is a power-hungry official. When he was not in power, he spoke about cleansing the game and now he is leaving BCCI without completing his job," said Aditya Verma.

Aditya Verma hopes that Lodha Committee’s reforms will be implemented in toto.   -  PTI

The petitioner in IPL spot-fixing case Aditya Verma has termed outgoing Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar as a “power hungry backstabber”, who has failed to keep his promise of cleaning up the game.

A peeved Verma said that at least former president N. Srinivasan was a man who would “fight manfully against his foes in an honest manner.”

“Shashank Manohar’s latest move to go to International Cricket Council (ICC) shows that he is a power-hungry official. When he was not in power, he spoke about cleansing the game and now he is leaving BCCI without completing his job. Also he is a man who believes in back-stabbing as he and his group used me in their battle against N. Srinivasan and then backstabbed without fulfilling promises,” an angry Verma told PTI today.

“Srinivasan maintained his enmity with honesty and never ditched his friends. For Manohar, promises meant nothing. I understood that when with help of Ratnakar Shetty I was thrown out of the BCCI office. I had made numerous complaints about Shetty and that fell on deaf ears,” said Verma.

Having been dumped by all who had once allegedly used him in their bid to oust N. Srinivasan, Verma’s only hope now is the Supreme Court of India. He also hopes that Lodha Committee’s reforms will be implemented in toto.

“My only hope now is SC verdict. I hope after that youngsters of Bihar will again get to play in BCCI tournaments and be considered for national team selections.”

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