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Maharashtra adopts Lodha reforms
Saturday 30 December 2017

Maharashtra adopts Lodha reforms
The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has become the latest association to be Lodha-compliant. At a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Pune yesterday (Friday), the MCA members adopted the Lodha reforms as per the instructions of the Committee of Administrators (CoA). The MCA officials said the decision was 'unanimous'.
Maharashtra has now become the fifth state unit, after Vidarbha, Tripura, Goa and Kerala, to embrace the Lodha reforms. The SGM was called with a 21-day notice after the managing committee of the association decided to accept the reforms at a meeting on December 2. Of about 126 members, 90 were present at the Blue Diamond Hotel in the city.
One of them was Ajay Shirke, the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, who incidentally, was removed by the Supreme Court from the BCCI position for 'impeding' the implementation of the Lodha order in the board.
But Abhay Apte, the current MCA president, said Shirke was cooperative, just as every other member. "Mr Shirke was there. He could attend the meeting as a general body member. He was very cooperative. The meeting was peaceful and it was all done in an amicable manner," Apte, who replaced Shirke as the MCA president last year, told Mirror.
The immediate implication of the MCA decision is that it will have its funds released.

The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has become the latest association to be Lodha-compliant. At a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Pune yesterday (Friday), the MCA members adopted the Lodha reforms as per the instructions of the Committee of Administrators (CoA). The MCA officials said the decision was 'unanimous'.

Maharashtra has now become the fifth state unit, after Vidarbha, Tripura, Goa and Kerala, to embrace the Lodha reforms. The SGM was called with a 21-day notice after the managing committee of the association decided to accept the reforms at a meeting on December 2. Of about 126 members, 90 were present at the Blue Diamond Hotel in the city.

One of them was Ajay Shirke, the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, who incidentally, was removed by the Supreme Court from the BCCI position for 'impeding' the implementation of the Lodha order in the board.

But Abhay Apte, the current MCA president, said Shirke was cooperative, just as every other member. "Mr Shirke was there. He could attend the meeting as a general body member. He was very cooperative. The meeting was peaceful and it was all done in an amicable manner," Apte, who replaced Shirke as the MCA president last year, told Mirror.

The immediate implication of the MCA decision is that it will have its funds released.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

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