Uttarakhand Cricket Corruption: Police questioned the head coach, secretary and spokesperson

The state police are questioning Uttarakhand Cricket Association (CAU) secretary Mahim Verma, team’s head coach Manish Jha and board’s spokesperson Sanjay Gusain. death threats.

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An FIR was lodged by Virendra Sethi at Dehradun’s Vasant Vihar police station alleging that his son was threatened with death by Jha, team manager Navneet Mishra and video analyst Piyush Raghuvanshi during the Vijay Hazare tournament last year. .

“For the last three days, we have called Mahim Verma, Manish Jha and Sanjay Gusain separately. We have questioned him. We have taken their statements. If required, it will be done again,” Janmejay Khanduri, SSP Dehradun, was quoted as saying Indian Express,

The CAU has also been rattled by allegations of financial irregularities, with players complaining of non-payment of dear allowances and not providing food during matches and training sessions.

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Robin Bisht, who represented Uttarakhand as a professional, said that during the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 quarterfinal against Mumbai, the team manager had asked the players to order food from ‘Swiggy’ or ‘Zomato’ and said that One day being hungry won. don’t kill them

“We returned to the team hotel and went for lunch, after our recovery session at the pool. The hotel staff said that they were asked not to serve us food. When we called up the team manager, he replied: ‘Order something from Swiggy or Zomato or stay hungry. Ek din khana nahi khaoge toh mar nahi jaoge (If you don’t eat for a day, you won’t die)”, Bisht was quoted as saying by the daily.

“The next day (after the quarterfinals), we had a flight to Delhi. After exiting the airport, we again called up our team manager and told that we have to go to Dehradun. ‘Where’s our bus?’ The answer came, ‘Book a cab, bus or train. Our job was to take you to Delhi, not to your home,” Bisht said.

Independent MLA Umesh Kumar has also leveled corruption allegations against CAU officials in the Uttarakhand Assembly.

“During Covid, CAU disbursed Rs 6.5 crore as professional fee. I want to know to whom did he give this money? Before March 2020, the professional fee was around Rs 2.75 crore. Who did lunch and dinner worth Rs 1.27 crore during Kovid? How did they hire cricketing coaches? I had raised it in Uttarakhand Sadan also. I think BCCI should intervene; There is huge corruption going on here,” Kumar was quoted as saying by the daily.

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