October 9, 2010

Cops called to control slap-happy dad

Nitin Sundar

An irate father has had a police complaint registered against him in Delhi after roughing up a selector over his son’s non-selection for an Under-19 side in the upcoming Cooch Behar Trophy. Tarang Gupta was left out of the squad, leading his father to push and slap selector Vinay Lamba according to the Indian Express, leading the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association vice-president, Chetan Chauhan, to call the police. This was not the first time Tarang's father has been involved in a spat. Similar complaints were registered against him during the selection of the Under-16 state team.

Deputy commissioner of police, Jaspal Singh, said that his department was looking into the matter. “Vinay Lamba had no physical injuries at the venue. He was asked to accompany for a medical examination but he refused. Anyway, the case has been registered and further inquiries are on,” Jaspal said.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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