CoA tells MPCA to wait for more clarity before holding elections

MPCA has been asked by the CoA to hold the elections only after the committee submits the next status report to the Supreme Court.

Head of CoA, Vinod Rai will soon submit a status report before the Supreme Court.   -  Kamal Narang

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has instructed the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) to hold the elections only after the Vinod Rai-headed panel submits the next status report to the Supreme Court.

Responding to a MPCA letter seeking clarification on holding fresh elections, the CoA wrote: “The Committee of Administrators is in the process of preparing and filing a status report before the Hon’ble Supreme Court with reference to the compliance undertaken by the State Associations in terms of the judgment dated 9th August 2018.

“In terms of paragraph 41 of the Judgment, the Committee of Administrators is at liberty to submit a further report for such future directions as may be warranted and to secure compliance. In the circumstances, you are requested to await directions from the Hon’ble Supreme Court and/or the Committee of Administrators before taking any step towards holding of elections,” stated the CoA in letter dated October 9.

Earlier, MPCA secretary Milind Kanmadikar had conveyed to the CoA that the state body was ready to hold elections in November as per its amended constitution in line with the Supreme Court orders.

“On 20.9.2018 we had submitted to your goodselves a copy of the Constitution of MPCA that was duly amended by the General Body of our Association on 16 September 2018 (in an extra-ordinary meeting as per the provisions of the erstwhile constitution) and subsequently registered with the Registrar of Firms & Societies of Madhya Pradesh on 20 September 2018,” Kanmadikar wrote.