The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Friday rejected the interim relief petition filed by the 20 "ousted" members of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), who were demanding reinstatement. An order to this effect was passed by justice Prakash Shrivastava.
After this, the "ousted" members will not be able to cast their votes in the MPCA elections scheduled to be held on August 26. The court further directed that all paperwork be completed within 10 days and the matter be listed thereafter for final hearing.
Advocate SK Bagadia and senior advocate GM Chafekar appeared on behalf of the terminated members, while senior advocate Ashok Chitley appeared on behalf of MPCA. A K Sethi appeared on behalf of Dr Paliwal, on whose complaint the assistant registrar (firms and cooperatives) of the state government had terminated the membership of the 20 functionaries.
Reacting to the decision of the court, MPCA spokesperson Ashok Kumuth said, "We respect the court's judgement and it will have no impact on the voting."
Scindia panel declared for poll
Indore: Two-day before the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) biennial elections, Scindia Panel on Friday declared the list of their candidates. As expected, sitting MPCA president and union minister of state for commerce and industry Jyotiraditya Scindia will lead the panel and will contest for president post. Along with him, Dr MK Bhargava and Narendra Menon will contest for chairman and secretary post, respectively for second consecutive term. Bhagwandas Suthar, Dr BC Chhaparwal, Captain Manohar Sharma will contest for vice-president posts and Alpesh Shah and Milind Kanmadikar for joint secretary posts.