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The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) has been asked by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to wait for further instructions before conducting fresh elections.

“In terms of paragraph 41 of the Judgment, the Committee of Administrators is at liberty to submit a further report for such future directions as may be warranted and to secure compliance. In the circumstances, you are requested to await directions from the Hon’ble Supreme Court and/or the Committee of Administrators before taking any step towards holding of elections,” PTI quoted a letter from CoA to MPCA dated October 9.

The recent development follows a letter that MPCA secretary Milind Kanmadikar wrote to CoA expressing the association’s readiness to hold elections as per the amended constitution.

“On 20.9.2018 we had submitted to your goodselves a copy of the Constitution of MPCA that was duly amended by the General Body of our Association on 16 September 2018 (in an extra-ordinary meeting as per the provisions of the erstwhile constitution) and subsequently registered with the Registrar of Firms & Societies of Madhya Pradesh on 20 September 2018,” Kanmadikar wrote.

“Relying on the text under point no. 30 of the ninth status report of your esteemed committee, and several media reports describing the intent of the CoA to hold BCCI elections within 90 days of the judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court (i.e. close to mid-November), and in view of the ODI at Indore on 24.10.2018, all facts being a background (to a proposal to the General Body), our General Body, during the said meeting decided that the AGM of the Association be conducted within a period of 21 days after the ODI at Indore (on 24.10.2018).

“As a consequence, we are in the process of holding our AGM in the first fortnight of November 2018,”

MPCA recently gave up the hosting rights of the India-West Indies 2nd ODI after a tussle with the BCCI over sharing of complimentary tickets.