Cricket Association of Uttarakhand: Corruption allegations surface, officials under interrogation

    Following the filing of a FIR by the father of a former U19 player on allegations of extortion and death threats, the Uttarakhand state police acted swiftly against the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) executives. Sanjay Gusain, a spokesman, Manish Jha, the team’s head coach, and Mahim Verma, the secretary, were all questioned by the police in relation to the complaint.

    The former U-19 player’s father, Virendra Sethi, filed a complaint at the Vasant Vihar Police station in Dehradun, stating that during the Vijay Hazare tournament last year, team manager Navneet Mishra and video analyst Piyush Raghuvanshi threatened his son with death.

    The suspected offenders were questioned by Dehradun police, and their comments were recorded. Additionally, the officials said that they could contact them back if more comments are needed.

    Janmejaya Khanduri, SSP Dehradun said, “for the past three days, we have called Mahim Verma, Manish Jha and Sanjay Gusain separately. We have interrogated them. We have taken their statements. If needed, it will be done again.”

    After players complained about their allowances not being paid, the CAU has since become the target of more accusations. One of the players for Uttarakhand, Robin Bisht, described an incident.

    Uttarakhand cricket association officials are under interrogation by Dehradun police

    The players were ordered to purchase meals online by the team manager after being refused food by the team management during the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match versus Mumbai. In a perplexing assertion, he continued by claiming that the players won’t perish if they go without meals for a day.

    As he suspected corruption among the CAU officials, MLA Umesh Kumar has also questioned the financial dealings of the Uttarakhand Board and requested the BCCI to investigate into the situation.

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