Stage set for BCCI elections

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

The BCCI elections are just around the corner. These will be held on the 29th of this month, but there's a lot of action already taking place.

Chennai:

The BCCI elections are just around the corner. These will be held on the 29th of this month, but there's a lot of action already taking place. Members of the pro-Dalmiya camp and the Pawar camp were in Chennai today to offer their point of view to the election observer T S Krishnamurthy. At the last BCCI elections in September, the Dalmiya supporters tried to pull every trick in the book as they attempted to stall an alleged Pawar victory. But today in Chennai, it was the Pawar camp out in numbers, making sure their objections were heard ahead of D-day. They believe that five associations should not eligible to vote at the BCCI AGM. Top of that list are the Dalmiya-led National Cricket Club, which hasn't held elections since 1999 and reportedly hasn't filed returns in the period. The same objection is being raised about the DDCA, another association that supports Dalmiya. Right to vote The Pawar camp is also claiming that the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association has been dissolved and doesn't have any legitimate right to vote. While the HP Cricket Association has held two elections this year and currently have two presidents, only one of whom has been ratified by the cricket board in the state. And another issue is of whether the Bihar Cricket Association or the Jharkhand State Cricket Association should be at the AGM. The Pawar camp says the JSCA does not have the right to vote, and are trying to file their nominee under the name of BCA 1935. And finally, they are also saying that the president should be allowed just the one casting vote in case of a tie. It is obviously a reference to the last election, when Jagmohan Dalmiya used his right as president of two associations along with his BCCI chief and casting vote to deny Pawar the election victory.

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