Aditya Verma © IANS
Aditya Verma said that N Srinivasan’s conflict of interest was hurting the game © IANS

Nov 14, 21014

Aditya Verma said after the Supreme Court on Friday informed that the next hearing on the IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal will be held on November 24, that three cricketers were named, with another six being revealed later.

Verma told Times Now, “Few people have been summoned for appearance on November 24. The biggest thing is that in this entire episode, we have been saying since the beginning, that there is conflict of interest as far as N Srinivasan is concerned and also who ever is associated with him. BCCI and its state associations have been forced to turn blind eye, they say nothing. Despite having so many things going wrong against them, the BCCI is still requesting the court to postpone hearing. It’s a shame for everyone.”

“The only person responsible for this mess is N Srinivasan. His actions are causing harm to many people, even the ones who are aspiring cricketers. I appeal to everone that one should not bow down to someone, especially the one who is criticised by the Supreme Court. The next generation should stay safe from this mess.”

Earlier, talking to Times Now, petitioner Verma said, “The court has made it clear that the named parties will have to be there on November 24. There were three cricketers named today, six more will be revealed. It is a shame for the BCCI that its name has been dragged into all these things. How will you make them understand? The apex court of India has understood what is going wrong, but Srinivasan is not taking it as a moral responsibility.”

“These are big names, some Indian, and when we will get the reports and what court says on November 24, we will have to see. There are players from South India, who have played for Chennai Super Kings. Among them is a foreigner as well,” Verma went on to say.