Pondicherry approaches SC for working freedom

Published: Saturday, December 10, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) is stepping up pressure on Tamil Nadu Cricket Association seeking freedom to work with BCCI as their affiliated unit or to work as "equal partners" with Tamil Nadu under the banner of TNCA.

CAP Chief Executive Officer Rajan Bala said today CAP has filed an application before the Supreme Court to implement CAP's claim to vote in the BCCI elections and "render justice for the problems faced for so long".

The case is listed for hearing on December 12, he told reporters here.

Bala, also a senior cricket correspondent, said Pondicherry which has elected legislative assembly, Lt. Governor, Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers, among others, cannot be treated as a district under TNCA.

Pondicherry, he alleged, is not able to raise their views in executive committee meetings of TNCA as all the 29 members are from Tamil Nadu and not a single member is included from Pondicherry.

According to him, TNCA which has annual revenue of Rs five crore invests only in Tamil Nadu and was doing nothing for Pondicherry.

Bala said CAP with due authorisation from Pondicherry Government and sports council, has written to BCCI and TNCA seeking settlement of dues from TNCA or continue as equal partners with TNCA with equal rights.

CAP said if TNCA does not accept it as equal partner, then BCCI should admit it as a separate, full member.

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