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Bengaluru Boy Assaulted by Coach for Not Scoring ‘Enough Runs’; No Action on Complaint

Bengaluru Boy Assaulted by Coach for Not Scoring 'Enough Runs'; No Action on Complaint

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Bengaluru: Barely has the sporting fraternity recovered from the information of an aspiring cricketer being sexually abused by a coach within the metropolis, one other horrifying incident of a coach misusing his authority has come to gentle whereby a 13-year outdated cricketer was bodily assaulted by a group coach for not scoring as many runs as was anticipated of him.The teenager has been left shocked and traumatised by the heinous assault which left him with blood clots throughout his buttocks and thigh, which replicate the diploma of aggression exerted by the enraged coach. In his fury, Ramana additionally pinched the teen on the chest, as advised by the boy’s household.

The boy was representing Basavangudi cricket academy, run by Karnataka State Cricket Association managing committee member and firstclass cricket umpire B Ok Ravi, in a personal T20 match.
The boy’s household has alleged that B Ok Ravi had been apprised of the assault however he had not introduced the incident to the discover of the KSCA.

When contacted; umpire B Ok Ravi stated that boy’s father was making an attempt to malign his picture by making false allegations. He stated “the boy’s father had requested me to help his son in getting selected for a KSCA zonal match. Since I am an umpire, I had flatly refused to bend rules for his son. He is angry that I don’t do illegal and unethical things. He is now claiming that his son was tortured. I am filing a case against him with the police”

Being a consultant of the highly effective cricket affiliation, B Ok Ravi may have addressed the problem within the curiosity of cricketers and the sport. But he selected to brush it beneath the carpet.
Battered, bruised and in extreme ache, the distraught lad had abstained from faculty for two weeks. Even right now he’s visibly shaken, that he was attacked within the midst of younger, harmless, hapless group mates.

Though the incident occurred in November, it isn’t too late for the kid welfare authorities to file a case and have the errant coach arrested. A extreme reprimand will deter coaches from assaulting younger girls and boys sooner or later.

First Published: January 31, 2018, 1:11 PM IST

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