Goa Cricket Association expels Ganeshraj Narvekar

Dayanand Narvekar, father of Ganeshraj, was recently ousted as the President of Goa Cricket Association Getty Images

Panaji: Jun 25, 2012

The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has expelled Ranji player Ganeshraj Narvekar for six years after he was accused of forging a birth certificate to play in junior level tournaments.

The decision by the GCA Monday came in the wake of a probe initiated into the issue of false birth certificates submitted by the player to qualify for junior teams.

“The decision has been taken following the three member committee’s report. There are several controversies surrounding the player and the issue of forged birth certificates which is being probed by the police is very, very serious,” GCA secretary Prasad Phatarpekar told reporters.

Ganeshraj is the son of a powerful local politician Dayanand Narvekar, who was the head of the GCA in Goa for almost a decade and was also a vice president of the Board of Cricket Control in India.

Earlier this month, acting on GCA member Shekhar Salkar’s complaint, the police filed a chargesheet against Ganeshraj, his father, also a former deputy chief minister and his mother for forging the certificates, which enabled the over aged cricketer to play in the junior inter-state tournaments. (IANS)