Cricket

Tripura opts for nine-member Apex Council

TCA will elect the panel on Sept. 17

Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) — which was the second BCCI full member after the Vidarbha Cricket Association, to accept the Lodha Reforms in Cricket Report three years ago — has chosen to run its administration with a small Apex Council of nine members.

The TCA will elect its Apex Council on Sept. 17. The Lodha panel had proposed a modest strength for the policy-making Apex Council at the BCCI and the State-level.

There has been reports of the Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae, senior advocate, P.S. Narasimha having agreed to a proposal from some members to increase the size of the Apex Council upwards of nine, but to a maximum of nineteen.

A TCA member told The Hindu that only 33 representatives comprise its general body and hence the TCA has chosen the option of a small-size Apex Council.

It will consist of five elected office-bearers (president, vice-president, secretary, jt. secretary and treasurer) and another member elected from among the general body.

Since the State doesn’t have international players, the male and female representatives of the cricketers will be inducted into the apex council after the elections. A representative of the State Accountant General’s office will be the ninth member.

On Tuesday, the electoral officer Kishore Ambuly, former State Election Commissioner, announced the list of nominees of 14 clubs, 18 sub-divisions of the State and a Life Member elected by 230 Life Members of the TCA.

According to the TCA Constitution, 33 representatives are eligible to attend the AGM and take part in the elections, but a tricky situation has arisen with the Sonamura Sub-Division sending two names; Dhruba Lal Chaudhuri and Pratima Bhoumik (Lok Sabha member of the BJP). The electoral officer has said that in the event of an election, their votes will be kept in a sealed cover.

The electoral officer has also noted that “the candidate and proposer must be a member of the general body of the TCA as per the final list.”

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