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Cricket Selection Scam: A UP cricketer was duped of Rs.10 Lakh by a company

A cricketer from UP was duped by a Gurgaon-based company of Rs 10 lakh Cricket selection scam

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Arijit Barua
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UP player Anshul Raj accused Ashutosh Bora, the president of Gurgaon-based Secure Corporate Management of cheating him out of Rs 10 lakh with the promise of giving him a place in the Himachal Pradesh Under-23 match for the BCCI-mandated CK Nayudu tournament.

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Last week, the police filed a report in the case. And to connect the dots, announcements have been made to cricket officials in Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and those who run the T20 Bihar Cricket League.

The Indian Express traced the key figures who received these messages. As one said he had received money from Bora as an advance for the use of land, but gave it back. However, two others said they had never heard of Bora. The fourth official said his tenure was over and that he wasn't involved in the selection.

Bora and his sister Chitra, the director of the company, were arrested on September 3. They have charges of forgery, cheating, criminal conspiracy, and criminal intimidation, and are currently in the prison of Haryana's Bhondsi.

What Police sources said about the Cricket selection scam :

According to police sources, bank statements linked to Bora allegedly show money transferred to the account of a former director/convenor of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Sanjay Bhardwaj, as well as a company associated with Nabam Vivek, a deputy. President of the Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA).

Bhardwaj has declined to explain why he has received money from the accused. Although, he claims that he had no idea players were being cheated.

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Arunachal cricket official Vivek told The Indian Express: I never met that guy (Bora). His representative wanted a lease of land to run a cricket academy. An advance was given. Due to Covid, the final agreement could not be concluded. When it was too late, I returned the advance.

Rao Bhagat Singh, Bora and Chitra's counsel, said: This case is a conspiracy to take money from my clients and blackmail them. Pressure is created for this. The next hearing is on November 14.

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