CAB takes action to cleanse the system
The Cricket Association of Bengal has taken stern action regarding the Document Verification Process wth 65 players having been identified with disputed documents.
The same was placed before the Apex Council in an emergent meeting chaired by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, in presence of Hony Secretary Snehashis Ganguly and other office bearers. The council ratified the steps taken by the association in this regard.
Of the 65 players identified, 45 players have been withheld from further participation till resolving of the disputes. The matter has been referred to the Ombudsman and other stringent measures are being placed to make sure of a fool-proof system. The players will be given a chance to give their clarification before the Ombudsman. The CAB has also planned to create a unique biometric code for the players.
“We had said before that there would be a zero tolerance policy on document fraud. After thorough investigation by the Verification Cell created for this purpose 65 players were found with disputed documents. Another round of verification process will take place prior to the commencement of the next season,” said Mr Avishek Dalmiya.
“We will not tolerate any disputed documents in any form. We have set up detailed measures to nip any such effort in the bud. Further measures are being considered and a strict vigil kept on the system to prevent future frauds. Stern steps will be taken against those found guilty,” said Mr Snehashis Ganguly.
The President further proposed a room for the former Bengal players at the CAB clubhouse which was universally accepted.
“The players give their blood and sweat for Bengal and it is only imperative that a room is dedicated to them at the club house,” Mr Dalmiya said.
A room for former Office bearers and a reception on the ground floor was also proposed and accepted.
The Council also unanimously accepted CAB’s proposal that all players over the age of 18 have to be vaccinated before the commencement of the season. CAB would also keep a close eye on the state’s directive to vaccinate those below 18 and accordingly inoculate the age group cricketers as and when the process begins.
The council also accepted the proposal of readying all the major grounds including Eden Gardens, JU Salt Lake Campus and Bengal Cricket Academy at Kalyani as BCCI guidelines for domestic cricket has already been released.
“We are preparing all the grounds on war footing keeping the BCCI calender in mind and also to commence our local cricket at the earliest maintaining all protocols of new normal,” said Mr Ganguly.
It was also informed that work for Dumurjola State-of-the-art Cricket Facility had progressed and appointment of all new coaching staff was ratified.
Reported by Ms. Pratyusha Mukherjee, a Senior Journalist working for BBC and other media outlets, also a special contributor to IBG News. In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved International Media Award for reporting.