Bihar cricketers protest outside Jagmohan Dalmiya residence. Claiming ‘maternal step’ attitude Cricket Board of India, about 100 current and former players of foreign cricket under the banner of the Players Association Bihar
demonstrated outside the residence of the head of BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya demanding full adherence to the state.
Calcutta: Claiming ‘step motherly’ attitude Cricket Board of India, about 100 current and former foreign cricket players under the banner of Bihar Players Association picketed BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s residence demanding full membership for the state. Led by Mritunjay Tiwary, BPA also threatened to “lock” the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai and sit on strike if they were not given any immediate guarantee after today’s
“For 14 years, there has been a cricket in Bihar after the full membership was gone.” There is no future for cricketers Bihar, thousands of talents are nipped in the bud by lack of exposure, “Tiwary said. “If we find a solution, we will gather 1,000 cricketers at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai and lock up the office,” Tiwary said. Displaying banners of ‘we want justice for Bihar cricketers’ and ‘Home of cricket in Bihar’ surrounding the 10 Alipore Road residence for about half an hour before police dispersed them.
Their only requirement is to promote cricket in Bihar, which, according to them, had been arrested two years after they were given recognition in 2008 associate members. After the bifurcation of the Cricket Association of Jharkhand state in 2001, Bihar was a full member until September when Dalmiya led BCCI had disaffiliated Bihar and in 2008 BCCI AGM associate member status was granted. Tiwary said that since 2010, all BCCI tournaments run for members have left because they have resorted to protest with the support of the state government. “We have the full support of our Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and all former cricketers. There are some states (Gujarat) with a population of six million rupees, but they have three full member associations. We have 11 crore population, but there have been a total neglect of the BCCI “.
Bihar said by the way features are a state of the Cricket Association of Bihar Aditya Verma, Bihar Cricket Association led by Lalu Prasad Yadav and another goes by the name of ABC – Bihar Cricket Association – among others.
“At present affiliation is with the body headed by Laluji. I have no problem directing the association. We just want justice for our cricketers who should not be deprived of cricket any cost. Being the parent company, which is the responsibility of BCCI “.