Niranjan Shah seeks court intervention to take part in NCA meetings

Shah also asked the Supreme Court to declare the outcomes of the NCA meeting, held on September 15, 2017, null and void.

Niranjan Shah says that the Supreme Court has disqualified office bearers who have crossed the age of 70 but has not prevented them from attending BCCI Sub-Committee meetings.   -  K.R. DEEPAK

Not invited to take part in the deliberations of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), its chairman Niranjan Shah has petitioned the Supreme Court that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has to recognise his position and no future meetings of the NCA should be convened without his presence.
 
In a nine-page petition, the former BCCI secretary has said: "I feel slighted and is wholly aggrieved by the fact that meetings of the (NCA) committee under my chairmanship would be convened without him. The applicant prays that this Hon’ble Court takes note that the Conduct of the CoA is improper and pass a direction to the effect that that he be permitted to participate, discuss and vote in every subsequent meeting of the NCA."

Shah has also asked the Supreme Court to declare the outcomes of the NCA meeting, held on September 15, 2017, null and void.

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The former long-term secretary of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has told the Court that he has served the game for 40 years, he is not an office-bearer of the BCCI or the State association, and that in spite of his endeavour and efforts to nurture and promote role and activities of the NCA, as its Chairman since 2015, he has been ignored in an offending manner by the BCCI to attend and participate in the meetings of the NCA.

Shah further says that the Supreme Court has disqualified office-bearers who have crossed the age of 70 but has not prevented them from attending BCCI Sub-Committee meetings. “Even if that was the case, one notices that other individuals, who are disqualified to be office-bearers of State associations, have been allowed to chair the sub-committees and committees that they are part of,” Shah has said.

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