Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has cautioned the young players and budding cricketers not to fall prey to a conman by the name Rahul Tiwari.
In a statement, issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that it has been reported to the JKCA by a young cricketer from Kolkata that a person named Rahul Tiwari is carrying a Selector’s Identity Card issued by JKCA and is collecting money from young players with the assurance that he will get them selected in the JKCA U-19/U-23 teams.
Member administration JKCA Brig. Anil Gupta said that on further enquiry, it came to his notice that the identity card is fake and carries the signature of Ex-CEO of JKCA and a BCCI Official.
“JKCA does not issue such Identity cards to the electors. JKCA has filed a complaint at Ram Munshi Bagh Police Station Srinagar and Cyber Crime Branch, Srinagar since the conman Rahul Tiwari had also got a forged Player Registration Form in the name of Cricket Association Srinagar. Also, the address shown in his ID card is Moti Bagh, Srinagar whereas no such locality exists in Srinagar,” he said.
He said that JKCA once again advises the young and budding cricketers not to fall to prey to such conman and assured them that the system of selections in JKCA is totally transparent.
He added that JKCA has not deputed anybody to select or recommend players from outside J-K. (KNS)