CoA slaps showcause notice on TNCA

The Times of India

The Times of India

Author 2019-10-06 15:45:00

CHENNAI: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Saturday sent a showcause notice to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for not amending their constitution in its entirety.

It was learnt that the Vinod Rai-led panel has also set a deadline for TNCA to become completely compliant by October 7, failure of which might see the state association’s representative being barred from attending the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Mumbai on October 23.

TNCA had earlier accepted most of CoA’s recommendations and amended its constitution barring two points. The state body wanted more clarity on the nine-year cap for an office-bearer’s post and to elect two vice-presidents and approached the Supreme Court for the same. It was learnt that the state body, in its reply to CoA’s showcause notice, said that it will wait for the apex court to show them the way. The deadline to amend the constitution of a state unit was Friday.

“The TNCA has given a stern reply to the CoA, saying that it will wait for the Supreme Court to hear their plea on age cap and vice-presidents. It has also made it clear that the CoA has no authority to prevent a state unit from attending the AGM,” a source close to the developments told TOI on Saturday.

The TNCA also mentioned that it has complied with the rest of CoA’s orders, including having less than 19 members in apex council. In order to comply with CoA’s October 4 deadline, they have also sent their amended constitution for registration. “There are various other associations who haven’t complied with the CoA’s recommendations. But it is only TNCA who gets showcaused and prosecuted. This is a deliberate ploy from the CoA,” the source said.

Meanwhile, TOI understands that BCCI’s electoral officer N Gopalaswami has accepted the nomination of TNCA’s newly-elected secretary RS Ramasaamy to represent the state body and vote in the AGM. “It is now subject to verification of other parameters,” the source said.

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