CoA looking to keep certain States away from BCCI elections

CoA looking to keep certain States away from BCCI elections
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While announcing the extension of deadline for the state association elections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has also made it clear that there will be no further extensions since the notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for BCCI elections has to be issued 21 days prior to October 22 and that comes to September 30.

New Delhi : While announcing the extension of deadline for the state association elections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has also made it clear that there will be no further extensions since the notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for BCCI elections has to be issued 21 days prior to October 22 and that comes to September 30.

But the move has come as a surprise for state bodies who feel that this diktat goes beyond the judgment of the Supreme Court.

Speaking to IANS, a senior state association official said that the move from the CoA comes as a shocker as it is in clear violation of the order of the apex court and more of the committee's interpretation to keep away certain state bodies from being a part of the BCCI elections.

"It is shocking that the CoA is taking decisions that are in violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and the primary example of this is that there is no order or provision in the constitution which has been finalised by the top court which allows the CoA to prevent any representative of a member from participating in the election process. What is required is to ensure that the representative is qualified in accordance with the SC judgment.

"The attempt of the committee to try and prevent certain associations from participating in the election process is nothing but an attempt to influence the election process of the BCCI.

It is unheard of that the rules for election can be so arbitrarily amended and changed while the process is underway." A state association lawyer also made his surprise known at the way the CoA has handled the whole matter.

"They have even gone to the extent of attempting to change the definition of a public servant to try and excuse certain people from being disqualified under the criteria set by the Supreme Court." the lawyer said.

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