GCA President Dayanand Narvekar quizzed by Goa police
Panaji: Goa Cricket Association (GCA) President Dayanand Narvekar was quizzed by the Goa police in connection with a case where he allegedly forged the birth certificate of his son Ganeshraj, a state level cricketer, to facilitate his participation in an Under-15 tournament.
Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar told reporters that Narvekar along with his wife Sushma and son Ganeshraj were questioned on the issue yesterday.
He however refused to divulge any further information provided by Narvekars as said the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.
Former GCA Executive member Shekhar Salkar has filed complaint against Narvekar, a Congress legislator and his family for forging birth certificate of his son to let him play cricket thrice in Under-15 category.
Salkar in his complaint before Mapusa police in November 2010 had alleged that Ganeshraj after playing for two seasons 2005-06 and 2006-07, for South Zone Under-15 cricket tourney was allowed to play for the third year by changing his name.
The complaint mentions that Ganeshraj`s name was changed to Anish, which is his pet name, a fake birth certificate was attached to get him Under-15 category.
"The Board of Cricket control of India (BCCI) rules makes it mandatory that no player can play for three times Under-15 category as he crosses the age," Salkar said.
The complainant has also attached birth certificate copies procured under Right To Information Act which shows that Ganeshraj has two birth certificates.
As per GCA record, his birthdate is September 01, 1993 while a certificate procured from a municipality shows it as February 28, 1993. The police complaint also states that Ganeshraj has given another birth certificate claiming his birthday as February 28, 1992.
Salkar described Narvekar`s act as a "cricketing fraud" and said the accused therby snatched a chance of another player to play in the squad.