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Discipliry committee of ACA may decide the fate of Baruah today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 2: A meeting of the Discipliry Committee of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) will be held tomorrow at Barsapara cricket stadium. The meeting is likely to decide the course of action to be taken against Bikash Baruah, the secretary of the Association, for his alleged involvement with ‘holding back’ 61 cheques of players sent by the BCCI in 2010.

An ACA source, on condition of anonymity, said that a detailed discussion on this issue would be held in the meeting tomorrow and it would not be a matter of surprise if the committee recommend to issue a show-cause notice to Baruah in this episode.

Meanwhile, formers cricketers of Assam today once again raised their voice to put a lifeban on Baruah from the Assam Cricket Association. Addressing a media conference, Dipak Das, the president of the Association for Cricketers of Assam, said, “Enough is enough.We can’t allow a person, who is involved with misappropriation of funds and for whom cricketers have to suffer a lot, to sit on the chair of the Assam Cricket Association. The ACA should put lifeban on him, and that too immediately.”

Bimal Bharali, the stylish batsman of yesteryear and a well known figure in state cricket, also joined today in the Barua-removal campaign. Talking to the media, in the same media briefing, he said, “I’m really upset to see the way state cricketers were deprived of their dues. Thereafter I can’t stay silent. I don’t think he is the man for cricketers.”

Sajjad Zaheer Hussain, another former cricketer of the state, today appealed to the discipliry committee of the Assam Cricket Association to take concrete steps on Baruah as, according to him, it is the demand of time. Sajjad added, “ The intention behind the Assam Cricket Association’s secretary of holding the cheques for such a long span of time is a matter that needs to be investigated by an appropriate authority and strict discipliry action should be taken against him.”

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