CoA to look into TCA application, allows HCA to intervene

Telangana Cricket Association is keen to participate in BCCI competitions and promote the game.

The CoA has taken up the TCA case as the Bombay High Court by its order (dated May 3, 2018) asked the BCCI to look into the application.   -  THE HINDU ARCHIVES


The Committee of Administrators and Board of Control for Cricket in India officials will hear representatives of the Telangana Cricket Association and Hyderabad Cricket Association — related to TCA’s application for associate membership of the BCCI — in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The CoA has acceded to HCA’s request to allow it to intervene and make submissions as the outcome of the matter could affect its jurisdiction and rights. HCA is the full member of the BCCI from the state of Telangana.

The TCA has told the BCCI (CoA) that it would like to promote the game, run tournaments and take part in the BCCI-run competitions independently because HCA had orphaned it (districts in Telangana region) for seven decades and doesn’t have the culture of promoting cricket.

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The TCA has asked the CoA to look into a particular clause in the BCCI Memorandum of Association written by the Justice Lodha Committee as well as the draft text of new BCCI constitution.

It says, “To encourage the formation of state, regional or other cricket associations and the organisation of inter-state and other tournaments, to lay down norms for recognition which achieve uniformity in the structure, functioning and processes of the Member Associations.”

And on the basis of the clause, the TCA further says: “Thus, it is pertinent to note that BCCI may facilitate the formation of cricket associations like TCA and support their participation in BCCI-sanctioned cricket tournaments.

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In its 21-page submission, the TCA has pointed out the flawed administration of the HCA. After explaining how Telangana districts have been overlooked, the TCA claims that “there has been gross failure and misconduct on the part of the administration in HCA that has caused the ignorance of due development in the districts which has led to nil representation (very minute representation)”.

The TCA submission to the CoA also says: “HCA’s administrators are notorious and have been involved in several criminal cases of misappropriation of funds, corruption in business practices, illegally leasing out the clubs to third party, running their own private cricket academies and eventually influencing state team selections for a price on every head, for which the entire HCA membership is entangled in a row of legal matters pending in the Honourable Court.’’

The CoA has taken up the TCA case as the Bombay High Court by its order (dated May 3, 2018) asked the BCCI to look into the application.

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