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BCCI may crack the whip on TNCA

Published: Saturday, May 28, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Suspending all financial assistance and grants to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association would be one of the key decisions to be discussed during the Cricket Board's two-day Working Committee meeting in the muggy heat of Thiruvananthapuram early next month.

The inaction of the TNCA against its clubs for having dragged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to courts is likely to dominate the meeting to be held on June two and three.

Various Court cases against the BCCI, including the 'contempt of court' cases against former president Jagmohan Dalmiya, incumbent Ranbir Singh Mahendra, and Secretary S K Nair, and the cases related to its elections filed by Netaji Cricket club and the Sir Thyagaraya Cricket Club affiliated to the TNCA would be main agendas for the meeting.

According to BCCI sources, lengthy correspondence on the subject between the past and present presidents of the BCCI and the TNCA President would be discussed threadbare.

Ironically, N Srinivasan is the TNCA President and also the BCCI Finance Committee Chairman.

"The likely decision will be to stop all BCCI's financial assistance and grants to the TNCA," the sources said.

The Netaji Club had filed cases prior to BCCI's elections last September, resulting in the appointment of Justice Mohan as an administrator by the Madras High Court.

It was challenged by BCCI in the Supreme Court and the Apex Court on Jan 10 this year advised the BCCI to instal the elected persons to various posts.

In another case, the other club had obtained an interim order restraining Dalmiya from attending the ICC meetings.

Soon after BCCI's March 17th meeting this year, the club had filed contempt applications at a city civil court. Ratificiation of appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as national coach and the absorption of the national governing body for women's cricket would also be discussed.

Another thorny issue to be deliberated would be that of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh governments passing legislation to regulate sports in their respective states.

"Vice President Kamal Morarka's letter on the issue of Rajasthan Cricket Association will be taken up at the meeting.

"Likewise, the events in UP and HP will also be discussed in view of the coming elections to the Board in September next," the sources said.

The status report on the latest position on television rights and also on various cases will be discussed at the meeting.

The list of Agenda for the meeting also include allocation of funds and approval of playing conditions for the Indian teams' tours to (a) Sri Lanka for a triangular series involving the West Indies as the third team in July-August, (b) to Zimbabwe in Aug-September, (c) to Pakistan in Jan-Feb 2006 and tours in the coming years to India by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa and the 2006 Champions Trophy.

Before taking up these matters, the members would confirm the minutes (to be circulated) of the Committee meeting in New Delhi held on Feb 17 and May 1 last.

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