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Tuesday , April 8 , 2014
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Verma appeals again

New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary, Aditya Verma, once again wrote to Sunil Gavaskar on Monday, requesting him to remove Sundar Raman as the chief operating officer (COO) of the IPL.

Verma had earlier written to Gavaskar on the same issue, after the legend was appointed the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India by the Supreme Court.

The apex court’s decision followed a PIL filed by Verma, regarding match-fixing and corruption in the IPL.

“I had earlier invited your kind attention to the fact that Mr Sundar Raman’s continuation as COO of IPL is deeply prejudicial to the interest of IPL and game of cricket,” Verma wrote on Monday.

“However, no action has been taken on my said letter nor any response to the same has been given. By way of this reminder, I would urge you that in the interest of IPL and the game of cricket, please remove Sundar Raman as COO of IPL.”

In the letter, Verma also alleged that Sundar Raman was guilty of passing inside information, which “clearly aided and abetted betting in the last season of the IPL”.

“I had also mentioned about the transcript given by Mumbai Police to the Mudgal Committee indicating the role of Sundar Raman in passing insider information which clearly aided and abetted betting in the last season of IPL,” he said. “The said conversation formed part of Annexure-15 to the report filed by Mudgal Committee, regarding intercept of 15th May, 2013, ” wrote Verma.