Wadiyar clinches Prez post, Patel retained

Published: Sunday, September 9, 2007, 21:54 [IST]
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Bangalore, Sep 9: The last scion of Wadiyar family Srikant Datta Wadiyar dafeated his rival Gundappa Vishwanath for Chairmanship of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in the polls held on Sunday (Sep 9).

Wadiyar won with a margin of 10 votes to snatch the highest post in KSCA from the incumbent Brijesh Patel Group. However Patel defeated G Kasturirangan to retain the secretary post. As news poured in, former India pacer Roger Binny bagged one of the four slots for vice-president post. Further results are awaited.

The bitterly fought battle for the reins of the managing committee of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Sunday witnessed a record polling with over 1,100 members out of the total little over 1,400 casting their votes in the quadrennial elections that went off peacefully.

With the tussle for supremacy reaching high octane level with the two groups making allegations and counter allegations against each other, the conduct of elections was given to the Registrar of Cooperative Societies.

A group of officers from the department set up five booths at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the KSCA headquarters. The polling, held from 1300 hrs to 1900 hrs, was hectic, but peaceful, a department official said.

While legendary cricketer G R Vishwanath was pitted against Mr Wadiyar for the President's post, the scion had supported 'old war horse' G Kasturirangan to fight Brijesh, who was holding the Secretary post for over nine years.

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