Kolkata:The dissident Jagmohan Dalmiya lobby has asked Cricket Association of Bengal president Prasun Mukherjee not to preside over the October 8 working committee meeting.
The move is to allow members 'full freedom' to raise the issue of alleged links of office-bearers with industrialist Ashok Todi, the father-in-law of Rizwanur Rehman.
In a letter to Mukherjee, a prominent leader of the Dalmiya group Biswarup Dey alleged that Ashok Todi was involved in cricket betting in the past.
"Snehasish Ganguly, an assistant secretary of CAB, has already admitted that he knew Todi. He is in fact a director in Todi's company.
"At the same time there are allegations that you (Mukherjee) also helped Todi. So, it will not be proper for you to chair the meeting, because if you preside, the members may not feel free to raise the questions pertaining to the matter," the letter said.
To buttress his point, Dey referred to a working committee meeting of the Association last December, where then CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya did not take the chair as it was scheduled to discuss matters pertaining to allegations against him and his continuance at the helm.