MCA omits players' association from proposed rulebook

According to the Supreme Court-directed reforms, formation of a players' association is mandatory for the BCCI and each of its affiliates.

The MCA draft constitution has proposed to reduce the volume of the managing committee to 14 members from existing 17.   -  P. K. Ajith Kumar (Representative Image)

 

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in its draft constitution – reworked in the wake of the Supreme Court-directed reforms – has not even touched upon the formation of a players' association or appointment of player representatives in its managing committee.

According to the Supreme Court-directed reforms, formation of a player association is mandatory for the BCCI and each of its affiliates. Besides, a representative each from the men's and women's cricket fraternity has to be nominated to the apex council.

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However, the MCA draft constitution, circulated among the members and also uploaded on the association's website, finds no mention of either the players' association or representatives. While adopting the reforms, the Vidarbha Cricket Association had adopted a procedure to involve player representatives in cricket-related matters.

Meanwhile, the draft constitution has proposed to reduce the volume of the managing committee to 14 members from existing 17. While getting rid of one of the two vice-presidents, the proposed constitution retains the system of two secretaries. Instead of the existing two joint secretaries, the proposal has made way for a general secretary and a joint secretary. The number of managing committee members has come down from 11 to nine.

Interestingly, the MCA had last year adjourned the Special General Meeting last year for discussing the implementation of Supreme Court reforms.

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