MCA elections float in murky waters

Sports Reporter
Friday, 27 April 2018

Pune: The Maharashtra Cricket Association risks the ire of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court as it began the process of holding fresh elections for it’s new committee.

Riyaz Bagwan, the incumbent secretary of the dissolved committee now is the only legitimate member, who has to oversee the task of smooth process of the new elections. 

The CoA wants to be sure that the key Lodha reforms have been incorporated in the new MCA Constitution.

Pune: The Maharashtra Cricket Association risks the ire of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court as it began the process of holding fresh elections for it’s new committee.

Riyaz Bagwan, the incumbent secretary of the dissolved committee now is the only legitimate member, who has to oversee the task of smooth process of the new elections. 

The CoA wants to be sure that the key Lodha reforms have been incorporated in the new MCA Constitution.

“The Committee of Administrators is surprised that a copy of the new/amended constitution of the MCA has still not been provided as sought vide the trailing email dated 20 April 2018,” CoA wrote in its email to Bagwan.

It is however, learnt that Bagwan has already issued nomination forms and sent circular to district units of the Maharashtra Cricket Association.

“Without scrutinising a copy of the new/amended constitution of the MCA, it is not possible to confirm if the same is compliant with the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee as accepted vide judgment dated July 18, 2016 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court (Judgment) and enforced vide subsequent orders,” the letter read.

A former committee member, who did not wished to be named said that according to the committee ruling, none of the applicants were eligible to apply for any of the positions with the MCA, as they already have served more than 9 years, as is the upper limit prescribed by the Justice Lodha Panel.

“The forms would be scrutinised and the member will be asked to reconsider the 9-year rule,” he clarified.

The applications
† The COA have cleared that it is not advisable to hold elections until the amended constitution of the MCA is scrutinised and to be compliant. 
† A host of MCA members, present and past have filled the applications even though, they stand ineligible to do so according to the constitution.
† The scrutiny of the applications would be done before 30th April to make sure of parity before the MCA elections, taking place on May 2.

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