MCA former vice-president, Dilip Vengsarkar suugested the amendments to refrain poiliticians from holding key positions © Cricketcountry
MCA former vice-president, Dilip Vengsarkar suugested the amendments to refrain poiliticians from holding key positions © Cricketcountry

Jan 20, 2015

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials are considering amending its rules to make sure politicians find it difficult to hold key positions in the association.

Among the proposals being made is that the candidates won’t be able to file nomination unless they have attended four Annual General Meetings (AGM). Also, one has to attend at least two AGMs to be part of the managing committee.

The proposals were made by Mahim Juvenile Sports Club, who are part of MCA. Moreover, former vice-president Dilip Vengsarkar endorsed the suggestions.

Joint Secretary, PV Shetty was quoted by Times of India, “They look like healthy proposals and we will seriously consider implementing them.”

If the proposals are considered, when the members meet for AGM on Friday, the changes will take some to roll. A special general meeting will need to held to make the changes and the date of such meeting will be decided at the AGM.

A former cricketer, who appreciated the proposals, was quoted by the daily, “These politicians do not know anything about cricket but still want to hold positions. The changes will prevent political intrusion into the association. If they want to serve the association, they must come through the grind.”