BCCI AGM: CoA may refer DDCA matter to Amicus Curiae

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The Committee of Administrators in the Board of Control for Cricket in India it is learned is taking the opinion of Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae in the matter of Delhi and District Cricket Association’s representation in the BCCI Annual General Meeting on October 23.

A faction in the DDCA has been objecting to Apex Council’s decision to authorize State cricket body’s president Rajat Sharma for the AGM and the BCCI election process.

The objections are made on two technical grounds – a) the Apex Council is not the competent body to determine who will represent the DDCA in the BCCI and the decision should be made by the associations’ general body; and b) the amendment in the Articles of Association to empower the Apex Council to usurp the power of the General Body is illegal on the ground that the decision could have only be taken by the general body or at least should have been ratified by the body of the DDCA members.

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While the faction in the DDCA, claiming to be “fighting for each DDCA members rights against the nefarious designs of a handful people in the position of power”, has submitted a strong objection to the BCCI to oppose the Apex Council decision on technical and legal grounds.

The CoA insidesport.co has learned will be putting the ball in Amicus Curiae’s court, to avoid any uncomfortable position on the legal issues.

Meanwhile, DDCA president’s name figures in the BCCI list of the State representatives whose names are facing objections on different counts. The list, published by daily Bangalore Mirror, also includes Cricket Association of Bengal supremo Sourav Ganguly, Tamil Nadu’s  S Ramaswamy, Mrinal Ojha from Haryana Cricket Association from the Maharashtra Cricket Association, Raju Singh Chauhan of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, seasoned pro Rajeev Shukla of the UPCA and former India batsman Brijesh Patel of Karnataka.

After the initial scrutiny, the BCCI Electoral Officer N Gopalaswamy has reportedly asked the CoA for clarity on these names.

The CoA, in turn, has played the ball to the Amicus Curiae for an answer on legal issues and interpretations.

The CoA and the Electoral Officer will be filing the final electoral rolls by October 10.

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