Former BCCI treasurer's son elected as Baroda Cricket Association president

India Today

India Today

Author 2019-09-28 11:58:00

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Pranav Amin is the son of Chirayu Amin while Ajit Lele is the son of former BCCI secretary Jayvant Lele (Representational image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pranav Amin is the son of Chirayu Amin while Ajit Lele is the son of former BCCI secretary Jayvant Lele
  • On the other hand, Sanjay Behera was elected Odisha Cricket Association secretary
  • Pankaj Lochan Mohanty was elected as President of OCA

Pranav Amin, son of industrialist and former BCCI treasurer Chirayu Amin, was elected as president of the Baroda Cricket Association on Friday.

Ajit Lele, son of Jayvant Lele, former secretary of the BCCI, was elected as secretary of the association.

'Revival Group' headed by Amin bagged three posts.

Two other candidates belonging to his group were elected as vice president and treasurer.

Two posts of secretary and joint secretary were won by the Royal Group headed by Samarjeetsih Gaekwad of the erstwhile royal family of Baroda.

The newly-elected office-bearers are as follows: Pranav Amin (president), Sheetal Mehta (vice president), Ajit Lele (secretary), Parag Patel (joint secretary), Ajit Patel (treasurer).

Mehta and Ajit Patel belonged to the Revival Group headed by Amin, while Lele and Parag Patel belonged to the Royal Group.

Sanjay Behera, son of former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera, was on Friday elected as the secretary of the cricketing body.

Sanjay defeated his rival Naba Ranjan Patnaik to adorn the OCA secretary post.

Pankaj Lochan Mohanty was elected as President, Mehtab Khan as joint secretary, Akshaya Kumar Samant as Vice President and Bikash Pradhan as treasurer.

Notably, Ashirbad Behera was arrested, ahead of the crucial OCA elections, for his alleged links in Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund scam.

"Members, those who have voted for me, have given a befitting reply to those who conspired against my father and put him behind the jail," Sanjay told media persons after his victory in the OCA election.

"My victory is a tight slap on the faces of the conspirators. I will work for the development of cricket in the State," said Behera.

Sanjay stated that he has a blueprint and vision for the development of cricket in the state while nurturing of budding cricketing talents will be major focus.

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