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Senior members unhappy with MCA's felicitation plans
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Senior members unhappy with MCA's felicitation plans
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Even before the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune hosts its maiden Test match, there are controversies surrounding the match between India and Australia from February 23. The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) is planning to felicitate its past cricketers despite being in debt.
Madhav Ranade, a senior member, has written to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) against the expenditure of additional money on these felicitations. Ranade wrote to Vinod Rai, the head of the CoA, and said it was 'a wasteful expenditure'.
"The members of the districts have all been promised 25 passes each to oblige their district members for the match," Ranade wrote in a letter. "They will enjoy hospitality at the association's expense for 10 days. I feel this is a wasteful expenditure and the committee needs to be controlled by the COA or the BCCI.
"Our association is in debt to the tune of more than Rs 300 crores and in spite of this money is wasted for unplanned meetings. Further the association plans to felicitate Test players who have represented Maharashtra before the inaugural Test match without any sanction for the expenses likely to be incurred.
"Our association is in debt to the tune of more than Rs 300 crores and in spite of this money is wasted for unplanned meetings. Further the association plans to felicitate Test players who have represented Maharashtra before the inaugural Test match without any sanction for the expenses likely to be incurred."
Ranade has also charged the state board of misusing their powers and asked the committee to appoint an administrator "to oversee all the contracts for this match as well as examine all the expenses as the current committee, which takes directions only from Mr Ajay Shirke, will really go totally out of control as they know this the last chance for them to enjoy at the association's expense."
The two teams meet in Pune for the first Test before heading to Bengaluru, Ranchi and Dharamsala for the remaining three games.

Even before the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune hosts its maiden Test match, there are controversies surrounding the match between India and Australia from February 23. The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) is planning to felicitate its past cricketers despite being in debt.

Madhav Ranade, a senior member, has written to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) against the expenditure of additional money on these felicitations. Ranade wrote to Vinod Rai, the head of the CoA, and said it was 'a wasteful expenditure'.

"The members of the districts have all been promised 25 passes each to oblige their district members for the match," Ranade wrote in a letter. "They will enjoy hospitality at the association's expense for 10 days. I feel this is a wasteful expenditure and the committee needs to be controlled by the COA or the BCCI.

"Our association is in debt to the tune of more than Rs 300 crores and in spite of this money is wasted for unplanned meetings. Further the association plans to felicitate Test players who have represented Maharashtra before the inaugural Test match without any sanction for the expenses likely to be incurred.

"Our association is in debt to the tune of more than Rs 300 crores and in spite of this money is wasted for unplanned meetings. Further the association plans to felicitate Test players who have represented Maharashtra before the inaugural Test match without any sanction for the expenses likely to be incurred."

Ranade has also charged the state board of misusing their powers and asked the committee to appoint an administrator "to oversee all the contracts for this match as well as examine all the expenses as the current committee, which takes directions only from Mr Ajay Shirke, will really go totally out of control as they know this the last chance for them to enjoy at the association's expense."

The two teams meet in Pune for the first Test before heading to Bengaluru, Ranchi and Dharamsala for the remaining three games.

Courtesy: Cricbuzz

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