THE Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) managing committee has decided to give one final chance to former MCA vice-president Ratnakar Shetty when the veteran administrator will be asked to hear tapes of the annual general body meeting held few months ago and explain himself in the ticket black-marketeering allegations.
MCA had issued a show-cause notice to Shetty asking him to reply on the allegations. In the AGM,Shetty had contended that the tickets were in fact requested by MCA from its Gujarat counterpart for the T20 game between India and Pakistan,held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad in December 2012 and the association had to pay money for it. Shetty will be asked to hear the tapes and watch vedio recordings within seven days and then he has to reply. The managing committee will then decide what necessary action is to be taken on Shetty, a managing committee member said. The managing committee wants to follow a process and Shetty will have to hear the tapes at the MCA office within seven days and if he fails to do so then he might have to face a 5-year-ban.