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Bihar's Verma requests BCCI to grant membership to CAB

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday to grant the state body membership of the national governing panel.

In a letter addressed to newly-appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Verma requested that the impasse engulfing cricket administration in the eastern state should be addressed at the soonest.

Presently, there is no recognised cricket board in Bihar to promote the game with three governing bodies -- Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), Association of Bihar Cricket (ABC) and CAB -- involved in a legal battle to determine which authority will control cricketing activities in the state.

"We at CAB believe that we are in a position to fill the gap that exists today. From 2002 onwards, we have been continuously organising cricketing events in Bihar with a view to promoting and encouraging the game," Verma wrote.

"It is with this fervent hope that we approach you and request you to consider us for being conferred with the full Membership of the BCCI. Our objectives are the same as those of BCCI and we would want to work along with BCCI."

Verma added: "We are ready to accept any conditions that the BCCI may deem fit to. If, however, for any reason the BCCI finds that this cannot be achieved immediately, then at least the BCCI may consider constituting an Ad hoc Committee for the state of Bihar for promoting the game of cricket."

First Published: Mon, April 13 2015. 16:40 IST