CoA issues show-cause notice to three state associations

The CoA has issued show-cause notices to the TNCA, HCA and MCA for their constitution not being in line with the BCCI Constitution.

The CoA is also examining objections that have been raised against Baroda, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. (Representative Image)   -  REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/ GETTY IMAGES

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has issued show-cause notices to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) for their Constitution not being in line with the BCCI Constitution. All three have been asked to respond by October 7.

The CoA is also examining objections that have been raised against Baroda, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

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Pointing to a flaw while forming the Apex Council, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has been asked to remove the nominated players — Snehasish Ganguly (brother of CAB President Sourav Ganguly) and Gargi Banerjee — from the list of Councillors. The CoA has said that the players will be nominated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA).

The CoA has been informed of the bizarre way the Maharashtra CA election was conducted on October 2. Former India players Yajurvindra Singh and Shubangi Kulkarni have conveyed to the CoA how they were harassed by the electoral officer.

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In Baroda, the losing candidate for the President’s post, Jatin Vakil, approached the Supreme Court, pointing out procedural lapses related to the nomination of the winning candidate Pranav Amin and also nomination for two posts by a few members. Vakil has referred the oral mentioning at the Apex Court and taken his objections to the CoA.

- Representatives  of NorthEeast States to meet after Dussehra -

Representatives of the six North-East States -- Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram-- will meet after Dusshera to discuss matters related to the BCCI Annual General Meeting and election to be held here on October 23. For the first time these States will attend the BCCI AGM as full members.

“That’s the reason we have approached the Supreme Court asking the cooling off period to be applied prospectively, not retrospectively. We were either associate or affiliate members. We will pursue the case,” said Naba Bhattacharjee, Convenor, North-East Cricket Development Committee.

The six States became full members on the basis of the Justice Lodha Reforms rule ‘one State, one member, one vote’.

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“We are going to meet after Dussehra. We are all together. Assam and Tripura were full members long before we six became. About the election, we have not heard from anyone, we have not received any feelers,” said Bhattacharjee.

The Lodha Committee report made a recommendation that one combined team can be formed from the six States, but the Committee of Administrators has allowed each State to field a team in the Ranji Trophy with three guest players. The six NE States feature in all BCCI tournaments.

- Did the MCA err by not holding AGM? -

Did the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) err in not holding the Annual General Meeting to appoint its nominee for the BCCI AGM/ Election ? The MCA Constitution says its AGM would appoint the representative during the BCCI Conference or a similar conference.

After the MCA election on Friday, the elected group of its Apex Council chose Sanjay Naik (Secretary) as the Association’s nominee for the BCCI AGM to be held here on October 23.  An objection has been sent to the electoral officer.

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