New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Sunday shot off a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking clarification on allegations against three international cricketers’ involvement in “illegal things”.
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi alleged on Saturday that Indian cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and West Indian Dwayne Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder. The trio are all members of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Modi claimed through a series of tweets on Saturday that real estate tycoon of HDIL.co Baba Diwan had given apartments to the players in addition to money.
He said when he was the IPL chief he “had banned him (Baba) from bidding for any IPL teams”.
Modi claimed Diwan was a good friend of Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, who have been implicated in the 2013 IPL betting and match fixing case by the Supreme Court.
Modi also posted a letter which he claimed he wrote to ICC CEO Dave Richardson in June 2013, passing all the information and urging him to act upon it.
Verma also addressed his letter to Richardson, urging him to save the integrity and credibility of the ICC.
“It is my humble request to you kindly save the integrity and credibility of ICC. Yesterday, Mr. Lalit Modi mail of 2013 came in a electronic media, Mr. Modi said that he wrote to you about the involvement of 3 Players of CSK in illegal things,” Verma wrote in the letter.
“They received crores of money in cash and get flats in Delhi, Noida and Mumbai. This is a very serious charges against top 3 international cricketers who are also the member of CSK cricket team in IPL,” Verma wrote.
“Entire cricket world wanted your clarification on Mr. Modi’s letter. As you know the highest court of the India, Hon’ble Supreme Court constituted committee for probe into involvement of some officials, including players which name are kept in sealed cover envelope.”
“It is your duty to clarify the facts because cricketing world wanted to know how ICC is taking the Mr. Modi email,” he added.