Aditya Verma seeks loan from Lalit Modi for conducting cricket league in Bihar
Verma was confident of recovering the legal fees from the new committee members of the BCCI.
Aditya Verma is the petitioner who has relentlessly pursued the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case IANS
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing case petitioner Aditya Verma has sought a loan from former IPL chief Lalit Modi to hold a cricket league in Bihar. This, mere days after the Supreme Court pronounced its judgement barring BCCI supremo N Srinivasan from contesting elections.
The Indian Express reported that Verma, who is the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary, admidtted to facing financial difficulties following his fight to make the IPL corruption-free. In a mail addressed to Modi and forwarded to the media, Verma wrote, I humple (sic) request to you kindly sanction me the loan for Cricket Association of Bihar to conduct the cricket league in Bihar for the year 2014 because association has already spent lot of legal expense during cricket battle.
Verma also attached a "professional bill" sent by an advocate of the Patna High Court titled "Memo of Fees." The advocate, Chandrashekhar Verma, charged Rs 1.2 lakh for appearing on three occasions. An addition amount of Rs 95,000 was further charged for other expenses.
Verma was confident of recovering the legal fees from the new committee members of the BCCI. I will ask members of the new BCCI committee to pay me back the legal expenses that I have incurred in my fight to clean up Indian cricket. My battle was for the sake of Indian cricket and the new administrators, whoever they are, will understand that money has been spent for fighting the case. We don t have money to conduct league cricket in Bihar now, said Verma.