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Lodha effect: Three Gujarat Cricket Association office bearers resign

The resignations were made in accordance to those points in the Lodha recommendations related to the tenure of the office bearer.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published: January 16, 2017 8:57 pm
lodha panel, lodha reforms, lodha reccommendations, lodha supreme court, supreme court bcci, bcci, bcci lodha, gujarat, gujarat cricket, gujarat cricket association Those who have resigned are GCA vice president K L Contractor, treasurer Dhiraj Jogani and secretary Rajesh Patel. (Source: File, Representational)

Adhering to the Lodha panel recommendations, three senior office bearers of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) on Monday tendered their resignations from their respective posts citing the maximum tenure rule.

The officials tendered their resignations in Ahmedabad in the presence of GCA vice president Parimal Nathwani.

Those who have resigned are GCA vice president K L Contractor, treasurer Dhiraj Jogani and secretary Rajesh Patel.

Contractor was associated with GCA for around 12 years while Patel was with the cricketing body for around nine years. Jogani was serving as treasurer since the last five terms.

Nathwani was in Ahmedabad to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the upcoming cricket stadium at Motera.

On January 2, the Supreme Court had asked BCCI and all the state associations to implement the recommendations of the committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice (Retd) R M Lodha.

Meanwhile, Nathwani said the entire cricketing fraternity should not be punished for the wrongdoings of a few people.

“Cricket bodies are governed under Trust Act. We do not take any grants from the government. We generate income from cricket and cricketers. We do not take anything from the government. And yet, it is very surprising and shocking that someone has to resign because his tenure is over,” said Nathwani.

“The action taken by Supreme Court is very painful. Such a harsh step on us is very unfortunate. Entire cricket has been punished for the wrongdoings of a few people. However, we respect the order of the Supreme Court and we do not wish to comment anything against it,” he added.

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    Thomas George
    Jan 17, 2017 at 7:01 am
    The harsh measures came because the "honest" failed to check the illegal acts of the "few". The conflict of interest clauses were amended to allow Srinivasan to own Chennai Super Kings with the consent of the "honest" majority.
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