The Telegraph
Tuesday , February 11 , 2014
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Verma: My stand now vindicated

New Delhi: The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee report, that said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Narayanan Srinivasan’s son-in-law was the face of Chennai Super Kings, have left Aditya Verma a happy man.

The report also added that the allegations against him of betting and passing on information “stand proved”.

“The report has clearly vindicated my stand. I have been fighting hard for several months to clean up the great game of cricket. All my allegations against Srinivasan have been proved right,” Verma, the secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) told The Telegraph on Monday.

“The report has exposed Srinivasan. He should now voluntarily decline to accept the ICC post. He is a tainted man and should not occupy the highest position in the world body,” Verma said.

Last Friday, Verma moved a plea in the court saying the IPL auction should be stopped till the order was passed by the court on the report of the Mudgal Committee.

“True the court did not stop Wednesday’s IPL auction, but I think the BCCI’s legal advisors should tell the board to do so. Once the court verdict comes on the Mudgal report, it is surely going to be a huge embarrassment for the cricket board,” claimed Verma.

Verma had been fighting legal battles against the BCCI and its president Srinivasan for a long time. The Mudgal Committee report, he said, was a moral victory for him.

“I have been pointing out about Srinivasan’s conflict of interest for a long time. I also raised questions over the probe committee formed by the BCCI that gave a clean chit to Srinivasan,” If you go through the Mudgal Committee report, you will know how right I was. The CSK should be terminated immediately,” said Verma.