GUWAHATI, July 12 - Demanding a high-level probe into the allegations of corruption and anomalies in the functioning of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that strict action must be taken against the guilty.
�There have been allegations of anomalies at different levels of functioning of the ACA, including the present system of the running the association. Concern is being raised for past several years on issues like inordinate delay in completion of Barsapara stadium, anomalous process of selection and training of the players, and also the lack of appropriate facility to the cricketers of the State. Even the former cricketers had to take to the streets to register their protest against such malpractices,� said a statement issued by AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and its general secretary Lorin Jyoti Gogoi.
Reiterating its demand to stop political interference in fields like education and sports, the students� body said that all the political appointments in institutions related to both the fields must be removed as soon as possible.
�Adequate steps must be taken to encourage the talented youth of the State, and if required, the corrupt agencies and associations should be dissolved and reconstructed,� added the statement.