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Verma asks Pawar to contest BCCI polls

Aditya Verma, secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, on Monday urged former BCCI chief and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar to contest for the post of president in the upcoming cricket board elections. The petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Verma’s long-drawn battle with the Srinivasan camp resulted in the Supreme Court banning the ICC chairman from contesting BCCI polls.

“I have requested Pawar to contest the elections. BCCI is a sinking ship and only he can revive it once again because of his vast experience in administration and also integrity as an official,” Verma said.

There is intense speculation that Pawar, who is currently the president of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), has decided to contest the BCCI elections. Pawar was BCCI president from 2005 to 2008. The MP has also been the president of International Cricket Council from 2010 to 2012.
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