In a major breakthrough, Assam Baseball Association (ABA)’s acting General Secretary Kishan Choudhury on Monday lodged an FIR at Paltanbazar Police station demanding action against ABA Secretary Dr Ashma Begum.
“Dr Ashma Begum is not holding any portfolio in our organization. But, she has been promoting herself as ABA Secretary to make money. Under the aegis of Ashma Begum a National Sub-Junior Baseball Championship is being held at the Nehru Stadium and Judges Field in the city – where the players from different states had alleged that the organizers did not provide sufficient hospitality to them. It’s a shameful act. Therefore, we demand stern action against the bogus event arranger” : Choudhury said.
The junior players from Shimla alleged that the organizers did not provide food to them. They further said that they were allotted in a very unhygienic room, where they spent the entire night.
The organizers reportedly allotted TC Government Girls’ School in Guwahati. The players had spent the night at the veranda of the school.
The host of the competition spent huge money on banners and hoardings for the gimmick but allegedly failed to provide the basic facilities for the participants.
Earlier, several baseball coaches, managers, and players of Assam Baseball Association (ABA) demanded the resignation of the then ABA Secretary Dr Ashma Begum. In a press meet held in Guwahati, the coaches, managers, players, and parents brought several allegations against her including misappropriation of funds, issuing duplicate certificates, receipts and admission forms as well as a fake team representing Bhutan during the opening ceremony of the Presidential Cup held in the city.