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COA tells MPCA to wait for more clarity before holding elections

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (COA) has instructed the Cricket Association to hold the elections only after the Vinod Rai-headed panel submits it next status report to the

Responding to a letter seeking clarification on holding fresh elections, the COA wrote: "The is in the process of preparing and filing a status report before the Hon'ble with reference to the compliance undertaken by the State Associations in terms of the judgment dated 9th August 2018 (Judgment).

"In terms of paragraph 41 of the Judgment, the is at liberty to submit a further report for such future directions as may be warranted and to secure compliance. In the circumstances, you are requested to await directions from the Hon'ble and/or the Committee of Administrators before taking any step towards holding of elections," stated the COA in letter dated October 9.

Earlier, had conveyed to the COA that the state body was ready to hold elections in November as per its amended constitution in line with the Supreme Court orders.

"On 20.9.2018 we had submitted to your goodselves a copy of the Constitution of that was duly amended by the Body of our Association on 16 September 2018 (in an extra-ordinary meeting as per the provisions of the erstwhile constitution) and subsequently registered with the of Firms & Societies of on 20 September 2018," Kanmadikar wrote.

"Relying on the text under point no. 30 of the ninth status report of your esteemed committee, and several describing the intent of the CoA to hold BCCI elections within 90 days of the judgment delivered by the (i.e. close to mid-November), and in view of the ODI at on 24.10.2018, all facts being a background (to a proposal to the Body), our Body, during the said meeting decided that the AGM of the Association be conducted within a period of 21 days after the ODI at (on 24.10.2018).

"As a consequence, we are in the process of holding our AGM in the first fortnight of November 2018," he added.

As it turned out, MPCA lost the chance to host the second ODI between and the in on October 24 after a dispute over distribution of complimentary passes. The game will now be played in Vizag.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 16:05 IST
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