BCCI Observer flooded with objections

Published: Monday, November 21, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:With just about a week to go for the Cricket Board's AGM, former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy, the Observer appointed by Supreme Court to oversee the elections, is having a gruelling time with objections pouring in from the two rivals factions in the BCCI.

One of the supporting Units of Sharad Pawar, Vidarbha Cricket Association, has questioned the election process itself, while Punjab, Rajasthan, Rajkot, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu cricket associations have also raised certain issues, according to Board sources.

"A decision on the objections raised by the units will be decided on November 23 at a meeting here between the Observer and the Units' representatives," they said.

The VCA, in a letter, has asked Krishnamurthy as to how the nominations could be filed by candidates on the same day when the Units have been asked to submit their voters names by November 27. The letter has said that if a voter, who proposes or seconds a nomination, was disqualified, the candidate should also stand invalidated.

Pointing out that the election process as per the Board's notice was incorrect, it suggested that nominations be asked only after the voters' list was made public.

It further pointed out that for 75 years, the nominations were made on the floor of the house in the BCCI elections and that it should be continued.

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