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Sharad Pawar wants Supreme Court to review one-state-one-vote policy

Sharad Pawar has been a former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Mumbai Cricket Association

cricket Updated: Oct 25, 2017 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Sharad Pawar has appealed to review the one-state-one-vote proposal floated by RM Lodha Committee.(HT Photo)

Sharad Pawar, who resigned as the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association in December 2016, has appealed to the Supreme Court on Monday to review the one-state-one-vote proposal suggested by the RM Lodha commission.

Pawar’s appeal comes exactly a week before a Supreme Court bench is expected to deliver its order on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s new Memorandum of Association. The draft constitution has been scripted by the Lodha panel and endorsed by the court-appointed Committee of Administrators.

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Seventy-six-year-old Pawar has been a past president (2005-2008) of the BCCI and the ICC (2010-2012). After serving three terms as Mumbai cricket chief, Pawar had to resign after the Supreme Court, in July 2016, said the Lodha proposal on age and tenure were binding on affiliated BCCI units.

If the Supreme Court approves the new BCCI constitution, then Mumbai will have to take turns with Pune-based Maharashtra Cricket Association and Vidarbha. The Brabourne Stadium-based Cricket Club of India, that enjoyed voting rights, will be relegated to an associate.

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First Published: Oct 25, 2017 21:18 IST