The Mumbai Cricket Association elections could turn into a largely one-horse race after the election officer rejected Gopinath Munde’s nomination on Saturday evening. Senior Bharatiya Janta Party leader Munde gave a Beed address in his nomination papers but according to MCA rules a candidate needs to be a resident of either Mumbai or Thane.
“The election officer has disqualified Munde’s nomination as his address is not a Mumbai one. MCA rules say that a candidate should be a resident of Mumbai or Thane. Munde can now appeal to the MCA president and put forward his case,” MCA president Ravi Savant told The Sunday Express. Even Sharad Pawar couldn’t contest the last elections because he had a Baramati address. However,the former BCCI boss got his address changed before the upcoming polls.