Will Vinod Rai reply to the third letter he has got on a serious subject?
Who is Aditya Verma? Until recently, he was an unknown official from the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, but in recent times, he has become the most litigious cricket board official of all time.
It is an open secret that he was used to file multiple cases against board officials, and that the lawyers who spoke for him were among the most expensive in the country and paid for by vested interests, but all those suits were heard.
Now, Verma finds himself in the middle of yet another imbroglio, but this time his targets are those who he earlier fought for.
There are allegations that a senior employee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) behaved inappropriately with a female member of his staff, which culminated in her abrupt abdication of office on 12 February.
Further, Verma alleges that these breaches were brought to the notice of Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the clean-up of the system. And yet, the man in charge did nothing to redress the situation.
n a third letter written by Verma to Rai, accessed by ThePrint, the language is blunt.
“As I had anticipated, there is no response from you or an action on the various issues raised by me in my last two communications to you dated 14.09.2018 and 15.09.2018. I am still hopeful that there is some semblance of conscience still left in your soul that troubles you when you ignore a genuine cry informing you about actions that trample on the dreams and rights of people who are unable to raise their voice because of pressures being applied on them,” the letter states.
Verma goes on to appeal to “the integrity” in Rai and pleads with him to ensure that “there is no shady activity being swept under the carpet”.
His questions to Rai, however biased or motivated, bear a response from someone who has served the country for years and built a name for himself on exposing malpractice.
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