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I will recuse if my son is selected for Bihar Ranji team: Aditya Verma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Aditya Verma, of unrecognised Association of (CAB), today made it clear that he will recuse himself from administration if his son gets selected to play for the state in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting September.

Verma, who has been the original petitioner in the 2013 spot-fixing case, is expected to play a major role when unified body takes shape but the hindrance would be the cricketing ambitions of his son

With back in the national mix, it is expected that Lakhan will be back in his home state with an eye on first-class cricket.

"I know that there could be an issue of conflict of interest if my son plays for Bihar. Obviously, if he is selected for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, I will recuse myself from cricket administration. However if he plays for a different state, I think I can continue as an in my home state body," Verma told today.

Lakhan is a left-handed opening batsman and part-time off-spinner, who has played club cricket in Verma even got his son to bowl at the CSK nets.

"Dhoni bhai allowed him to bowl at the CSK nets," Verma informed.

Verma's son has also played University cricket in Kolkata (for Calcutta University) but couldn't make it past the trials of the Bengal U-23 team as the insiders in Bengal cricket didn't find him good enough.

Verma is happy that his long battle has bore fruit.

"As per January 4 ruling of Supreme Court, Bihar should have played in the last edition of but for obstinate attitude. But I am happy that the youngsters of Bihar, including my son, will finally get to play top level competitive cricket," Verma said.

Bihar, which has been out of competitive cricket for almost 18 years, would start playing national level championships, including Ranji trophy, from September this year, the was informed today.

The (CoA) and the BCCI told a bench headed by Dipak Misra, which was hearing the plea of CAB, filed through its

The plea had sought initiation of contempt proceedings against some office-bearers for not complying with its earlier order of allowing Bihar to participate in and other national championships.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 01 2018. 21:05 IST
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