Panaji, Jan 14 (PTI) Goa Cricket Association (GCA)President Dayanand Narvekar was quizzed by the Goa police inconnection with a case where he allegedly forged the birthcertificate of his son Ganeshraj, a state level cricketer, tofacilitate his participation in an Under-15 tournament.
Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar told PTI that Narvekaralong with his wife Sushma and son Ganeshraj were questionedon the issue yesterday.
He however refused to divulge any further informationprovided by Narvekars as said the investigation is still inits preliminary stages.Former GCA Executive member Shekhar Salkar has filedcomplaint against Narvekar, a Congress legislator and hisfamily for forging birth certificate of his son to let himplay cricket thrice in Under-15 category.
Salkar in his complaint before Mapusa police in November2010 had alleged that Ganeshraj after playing for two seasons2005-06 and 2006-07, for South Zone Under-15 cricket tourneywas allowed to play for the third year by changing his name.
The complaint mentions that Ganeshraj''s name was changedto Anish, which is his pet name, a fake birth certificate wasattached to get him Under-15 category.
"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"and said the accused therby snatched a chance of anotherplayer to play in the squad.