Cricket

CoA wants SC to pull up MCA

In the matter related to the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked the Supreme Court to issue directions to initiate contempt proceedings against officials of the MCA and such persons at whose instance the amended constitution has been approved during the SGM of MCA held on April 7 and to appoint a CoA to take charge of the MCA to ensure that its constitution is brought in terms with the Justice Lodha reforms accepted by the apex court in July 2016.

The CoA has mentioned in its eighth Status Report that it has received representations from aggrieved members who do not have the wherewithal to approach the Bombay High Court.

No intention

The CoA has also told the Supreme Court that the MCA has no intention of implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations and the affidavit filed in the apex court was done only for the purposes of disbursement of accessing funds which would not otherwise have been available to the MCA.

“The actions of those who attended the SGM of the MCA held on April 7, 2018 and voted in favour of adopting the Amended Constitution are a flagrant violation of the the resolution/undertaking filed in this Hon’ble Court vide affidavit dated December 29, 2017 and ought to be regarded as contempt,” said the CoA in its report.

The Supreme Court is likely to hear the matter on Tuesday.

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