Aditya Verma, who filed the petition in IPl spot-fixing case has blasted Shashank Manohar calling him “power hungry backstabber”, who has failed to deliver on his promises.
With the ICC all set to revert to its old rule of not allowing its chief to hold a post in his/her home board, Shashank Manohar resigned from the BCCI president’s post, a move that will facilitate his candidature for ICC chairman’s post.
Verma said that even former BCCI president N Srinivasan would fight against his enemies honestly.
“Shashank Manohar’s latest move to go to ICC shows that he is a power-hungry official. When he was not in power, he spoke about cleansing the game and now he is leaving BCCI without completing his job. Also, he is a man who believes in back-stabbing as he and his group used me in their battle against N Srinivasan and then back-stabbed without fulfilling promises,” an angry Verma told PTI on Tuesday.
“Srinivasan dusmani bhi shaan se kartaa thaa aur apne doston ko Kabhi dhokha naahin diya. (Srinivasan maintained his enmity with honesty and never ditched his friends). For Manohar, promises meant nothing. I understood that when with the help of Ratnakar Shetty I was thrown out of the BCCI office, it was Manohar behind the move. I had made numerous complaints about Shetty and that fell on deaf ears,” said Verma.
Verma, who had claimed that BCCI officials “used him in their battle against N Srinivasan” has said that his only hope is Supreme Court.He also hopes that Lodha Committee’s reforms will be implemented quickly.
“My only hope now is SC verdict. I hope that youngsters of Bihar will again get to play in BCCI tournaments and be considered for national team selections.”