Yajurvindra, Shubangi deprived of voting rights

Due to a goofed-up election process in Maharashtra, former India players Yajurvindra Singh and Shubangi Kulkarni won't be able to contest in the elections.

Former India players Yajurvindra Singh.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

A goofed-up election process in Maharashtra has deprived former India players Yajurvindra Singh and Shubangi Kulkarni a chance to vote and contest in the Apex Council election on Thursday.

Singh wrote to the electoral officer and copied the letter to the CoA and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, saying: “I was following the election process as stipulated by you and in the category that you had placed us as International cricketers.

“I was only informed about the final Constitution today through a mail sent by CoA. I would like to bring to your notice the rule 14(2) b which states that two councillors to be from and amongst the Life members, Patrons, Benefactors and former international cricketers of MCA.”

Singh has told the electoral officer that he would like to exercise his right to not only vote in this category but also contest from it.

“I would appreciate if you could let me know how I could proceed as I have lost my opportunity to contest from the players category.”

Maharashtra CA electoral officer suspends Jadhav’s voting rights

Meanwhile, the electoral officer of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Jageshwar Saharia, has suspended the voting rights of Dheeraj Jadhav, who was included in the electoral roll of the MCA in the international player category.

“Based on your objections  I sought clarification from BCCI and CoA and as per their clarification received today morning, the voting rights of Shri Dhiraj Jadhav has been suspended immediately. Kindly check the website of MCA, notice board of MCA,” said Mr. Saharia to former MCA managing committee member, Madhav Ranade.

Mr. Saharia further said: “I once again reiterate that as E.O. I am committed to hold free, fair,and transparent elections.

I am happy that members like you are contributing for these elections.”

The election officer has also postponed  the election process for the male and international player each. The Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Cricketers will elect the players for the Apex Council of the State.

The Maharashtra CA election will now be held for 16 councillors on Thursday, October 3.