Aditya Verma has long been campaigning against N Srinivasan. Photo Courtesy: Aditya Verma via Facebook.
Aditya Verma has long been campaigning against N Srinivasan. Photo Courtesy: Aditya Verma via Facebook.

New Delhi: Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, hailed the Lodha Committee verdict and demanded that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should withdraw N Srinivasan‘s nomination as its representative in the International Cricket Council (ICC). ALSO READ: Lodha Panel’s verdict on CSK, RR, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra

A Supreme court-appointed Committee headed, headed by former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha, on Tuesday held that the betting activities of Gurunath Meiyappan, considered the face of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals (RR), have brought the game of cricket, BCCI and IPL into disrepute. ALSO READ: BCCI to discuss IPL future following Lodha Panel verdict

“I am very happy with the verdict of Justice Lodha Committee. Those who have brought disrepute to the game should be done away by the BCCI,” Verma, secretary of unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), told PTI.

“I want BCCI to form a special committee and throw N Srinivasan [former BCCI president] out of the Indian Cricket Board forever,” he added.

Verma also urged BCCI to cancel Tamil Nadu strongman Srinivasan’s representation in the ICC. Srinivasan is the also currently the chairman of the ICC. ALSO READ: IPL verdict will restore faith in BCCI, says Justice Mukul Mudgal

“I also request the BCCI to cancel his [Srinivasan’s] BCCI representation in ICC after this verdict. If BCCI does not adhere to my demands then I will take BCCI to court regarding this matter,” threatened Verma.

Asked if BCCI agrees to a CSK demerger, Verma said, “The former BCCI president has already opposed it as BCCI incurred Rs 50 crore loss because CSK shares being valued at Rs. five lakh.”

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