Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Friday filed a suit in the city civil court against the rejection of his nomination to contest for the president’s post in the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) biennial polls.

In his petition, Mr. Munde challenged the decision of MCA and said the rejection of his nomination by the election officer S.M. Gorwadkar was “illegal” and prayed that the president’s election be held once again.

Mr. Munde also prayed that Sharad Pawar, who was declared elected unopposed on Thursday ahead of Friday’s polls, should not take charge as MCA president and even if he assumes charge, should not be allowed to discharge the functions of the president.

He has also named outgoing MCA president Ravi Savant, joint secretaries Nitin Dalal and P.V. Shetty, C.T. Singhvi (of Vile Parle club), who had raised the objection, and Mr. Gorwadkar as the other respondents to the suit.

It will come up for hearing on Saturday.