HCA electoral officer clarifies on eligibility norms

There will be an apex council for the HCA which will primarily be responsible for the governance of the affairs of the organisation.

V. S. Sampath, electoral officer of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, clarified on Thursday that there is no reason to ignore the term\tenure availed by the individual members from 1980-81 onwards as Executive Committee members for reckoning period of disqualification to contest the election. (Representational Image)   -  K.V.S. GIRI

V. S. Sampath, electoral officer of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, clarified on Thursday that there is no reason to ignore the term\tenure availed by the individual members from 1980-81 onwards as Executive Committee members for reckoning period of disqualification to contest the election.

“In fact, the provision in Memorandum of Association of Rules and Regulations 2018 of HCA Chapter IV Governance Clause 14 (iv) makes a categorical pronouncement “the expression Councillor should not be permitted to be circumvented by being a member of any other committee or of the Governing Council in BCCI or any State Association, as the case may be,” he said in a note (copy of which is available with Sportstar) addressed to all the members.

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“The Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations 2018 of HCA make it clear that all Members of the Council including office-bearers are called Councillors. Members who served a maximum cumulative period of nine years as Executive Committee member\Councillor\Office-bearer or a combination of the above three categories are not eligible to contest the ensuing elections (September 27, 2019),” Sampath explained.

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“It is therefore informed to all the members of HCA to keep in view, the above position of Rules and Regulations relating to disqualification while filing their nominations for any post of office-bearer\Councillor of HCA to avoid rejection of nomination for not following the above rules position which has been incorporated in the Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations 2018 of HCA as per the orders of the Honourable Supreme Court of India as a safeguard against concentration of power in a few hands and to encourage generation of wider body of experienced administrators,” he concluded.

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There will be an apex council for the HCA which will primarily be responsible for the governance of the affairs of the organisation.

Sampath also put to rest the speculation spread around right through the day about the actual strength of the Apex Council by making it clear that it will be of only nine members of whom five shall be the elected office-bearers and the remaining four shall be: One to be elected by the Full Members of the HCA from among their representatives; Two, one male and one female, to be nominated by the Players’ Association from amongst those of its members who hail from Telangana and one to be nominated by the Comptroller and Auditor General of Telangana from among the serving senior functionaries of the C&AG’s office, co-terminus with the nominee’s tenure.

It is also informed that a person shall be disqualified from being a Councillor if he or she is not a citizen of India and has attained the age of 70 years.