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MCA club wants SC to appoint administrator
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MCA club wants SC to appoint administrator 
The Oriental Cricket Club representative in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Shripad Halbe, who was a Managing Committee member of the MCA for eight years and a former Finance Committee member of the BCCI, has petitioned the Supreme Court to allow him to intervene in the BCCI versus Cricket Association of Bihar civil case. Halbe filed an intervention application and affidavit with the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Halbe, who has been associated with two World Cups (1996 and 2011), has also petitioned the Supreme Court to (1) Direct the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to take immediate steps to remove all members of the MCA from continuing to hold office in defiance of the orders dated 18-7-2016 and 2.10.2016, (2) to conduct elections at the earliest, (3) pending the elections appoint an administrator who is a retired High Court Judge or holding equivalent and higher judicial post, (4) pass such further and other reliefs as the nature and circumstances of the case may deem fit. Known to raise issues at various meetings of the MCA, especially at the Annual General Meetings (AGMs), Halbe has told the Supreme Court that the MCA, despite the orders and directions issued by the Supreme Court, has not implemented the reforms in cricket as recommended by the Lodha Committee.
In the petition, Halbe said: “Inspite of the various orders and directions passed from time to time by this Hon’ble Court and the constant efforts made by the representative of the applicant, the MCA has failed to implement any of the aforesaid directions passed by this Hon’ble Court, and more specifically the directions contained in the order dated 02.01.2017. That the MCA instead of following the orders of this Hon’ble Court in its true letter and spirit and even after its President announcing initially that it had accepted all the reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee, it did a U-turn and filed a writ petition in the High Court of Bombay contending that the BCCI cannot force it to implement the reforms suggested by the Committee and accepted by this Hon’ble Court.
Among other things, Halbe has told the court that the office-bearers of the MCA and Managing Committee members still continue to hold office in violation of the orders and continue to take benefit of their offices in form of complimentary tickets in IPL matches.
“A look at the chart showing the complimentary tickets received by the MCA in IPL 2016, which is representative sample of MCA receiving complimentary tickets each year for every match played at Wankhede Stadium would show that the Managing Committee members siphon out around 500 tickets of each match valued at minimum price printed on ticket of Rs. 800.
''In actual terms, the Managing Committee benefits to the extent of Rs. 32 lacs in 8 IPL matches staged by the Association on a conservative estimate. That in the current year i.e. IPL 2017, no chart was put up on the website of the Association and the distribution of passes/tickets had been a hush-hush affair.’’

The Oriental Cricket Club representative in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Shripad Halbe, who was a Managing Committee member of the MCA for eight years and a former Finance Committee member of the BCCI, has petitioned the Supreme Court to allow him to intervene in the BCCI versus Cricket Association of Bihar civil case. Halbe filed an intervention application and affidavit with the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Halbe, who has been associated with two World Cups (1996 and 2011), has also petitioned the Supreme Court to (1) Direct the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to take immediate steps to remove all members of the MCA from continuing to hold office in defiance of the orders dated 18-7-2016 and 2.10.2016, (2) to conduct elections at the earliest, (3) pending the elections appoint an administrator who is a retired High Court Judge or holding equivalent and higher judicial post, (4) pass such further and other reliefs as the nature and circumstances of the case may deem fit. Known to raise issues at various meetings of the MCA, especially at the Annual General Meetings (AGMs), Halbe has told the Supreme Court that the MCA, despite the orders and directions issued by the Supreme Court, has not implemented the reforms in cricket as recommended by the Lodha Committee.

In the petition, Halbe said: “Inspite of the various orders and directions passed from time to time by this Hon’ble Court and the constant efforts made by the representative of the applicant, the MCA has failed to implement any of the aforesaid directions passed by this Hon’ble Court, and more specifically the directions contained in the order dated 02.01.2017. That the MCA instead of following the orders of this Hon’ble Court in its true letter and spirit and even after its President announcing initially that it had accepted all the reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee, it did a U-turn and filed a writ petition in the High Court of Bombay contending that the BCCI cannot force it to implement the reforms suggested by the Committee and accepted by this Hon’ble Court.

Among other things, Halbe has told the court that the office-bearers of the MCA and Managing Committee members still continue to hold office in violation of the orders and continue to take benefit of their offices in form of complimentary tickets in IPL matches.

“A look at the chart showing the complimentary tickets received by the MCA in IPL 2016, which is representative sample of MCA receiving complimentary tickets each year for every match played at Wankhede Stadium would show that the Managing Committee members siphon out around 500 tickets of each match valued at minimum price printed on ticket of Rs. 800.

''In actual terms, the Managing Committee benefits to the extent of Rs. 32 lacs in 8 IPL matches staged by the Association on a conservative estimate. That in the current year i.e. IPL 2017, no chart was put up on the website of the Association and the distribution of passes/tickets had been a hush-hush affair.’’

(Courtesy: The Hindu)

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