As per the reports, Not One But Two 'Bihar Teams' Turn Up For Ranji Trophy Match vs. Mumbai, Heated Exchange Follows

On Friday, in a bizarre turn of events in the Ranji Trophy, two 'Bihar Teams' turned up for a match against Mumbai at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna. There has been an ongoing tussle at the Bihar Cricket Association between rival factions, and the result of it is there for all to see. There was also a minor scuffle and heated exchange between officials, according to a report in The Indian Express. The report added that local police had to intervene before the Ranji Trophy season opener could start at around 11 a.m.
Between the two teams, the one picked by BCA president Rakesh Tiwary played the game. The other, which had secretary Amit Kumar as the patron, was not allowed.
Rakesh Tiwari said, “We have picked the team on merit, and that is the right team. You see the talent that is coming from Bihar. We have a cricketer (Sakib Hussain) who was picked in the IPL. We have a 12-year-old prodigy making his debut in the game. The other is being picked by the secretary who is suspended, so it can’t be the real team.”
Amit Kumar, however, said: “First things first: I won the election, and I am an official secretary of the BCA. You can’t suspend a secretary. Secondly, how can a president select a team? Have you ever seen BCCI president Roger Binny announce the squad? You will always see the signature of Secretary Jay Shah.”


Jan 6, 2024 9:28 AM