Police on Friday filed an FIR against Goa Cricket Association (GCA) President Dayanand Narvekar and his family members for allegedly forging birth certificate of his son to allow to him play under 15 tournaments.
Narvekar, a former Law Minister, his wife Sushma, son Ganeshraj and Ravindra Chodankar, a doctor, have been named as accused in the FIR lodged by Mapusa police.
The police lodged FIR almost one-and-half-month after GCA’s former executive member Shekhar Salkar filed a complaint alleging forgery.
The accused have been booked for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
As per the complaint, Ganeshraj, after playing two seasons, 2005-06 and 2006-07, for South Zone under 15 cricket tournament, was allowed to play for the third year by changing his name.
Ganeshraj’s name was changed to Anish, his pet name, and a fake birth certificate was attached to get him play under under 15 category, it said.
As per GCA record, his birth date is September 01, 1993, while a certificate procured from the local municipal body shows his birthday as February 28, 1993.
According to the complaint, Ganeshraj has given another birth certificate claiming his birthday as February 28, 1992.