GCA president Dayanand Narvekar grilled by Goa police

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Panaji, Jan 14 (PTI) Goa Cricket Association (GCA)president Dayanand Narvekar was grilled by the Goa police forallegedly forging the birth certificate of his son Ganeshraj,a state level cricketer, to facilitate his participation in anunder-15 tournament.

Inspector Rajesh Kumar told PTI that Narvekar, along withhis wife Sushma and son Ganeshraj, were questioned on theissue yesterday.

He, however, refused to divulge any informationprovided by the Narvekars saying the investigation is still inits preliminary stages.

Former GCA executive member Shekhar Salkar has filed acomplaint against Narvekar, a Congress legislator and hisfamily for forging the fradulent activity.

Salkar, in his complaint to Mapusa police in November2010, had alleged that Ganeshraj, after playing for twoseasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) in the South Zone under-15cricket tourney, was allowed to play for the third year bychanging his name.

The complaint mentions that Ganeshraj''s name was changedto Anish, which is his pet name.

"The Board of Cricket control of India (BCCI) rules makesit mandatory that no player can play for three times under-15category as he crosses the age," Salkar said.

The complainant has also attached birth certificatecopies procured under Right To Information Act, which showsthat Ganeshraj has two birth certificates.

As per GCA record, his birthdate is September 01, 1993while a certificate procured from a municipality shows it asFebruary 28, 1993. The police complaint also states thatGaneshraj has given another birth certificate claiming hisbirthday as February 28, 1992.

Salkar described Narvekar''s act as a "cricketing fraud".

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