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Sunny ‘evaluating’ the Raman issue

New Delhi: The interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sunil Gavaskar, on Tuesday, wrote to Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, saying he was evaluating his request to remove Sundar Raman as the IPL chief operating officer (COO).

Verma had earlier written to the former India captain requesting the removal of Sundar Raman because of his alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the IPL. On Monday, Verma sent a reminder to Gavaskar on this issue.

Gavaskar, in his reply to Verma, said: “Thank you for your email on 7 th April 2014 I am evaluating all the information that I am getting.” Verma said he was happy with the reply and hoped Gavakar would take steps in the right direction.

“I have great respect for Mr Gavaskar, who is a cricketing legend. I am confident he would soon realise why Sundar Raman should be removed,” he said.

In his earlier letter, Verma alleged that Sundar Raman was passing information during the previous IPL to facilitate betting.

Gavaskar was appointed the BCCI interim president by the Supreme Court. The PIL filed by Verma regarding match fixing and corruption in the IPL had started a chain of events that had led to the ouster or Srinivasan and the appointment of Gavaskar.