There appears no end to worries for Mumbai Cricket Association president Ravi Savant.
After the Bombay high court upheld a civil court order to stay the five-year ban imposed by the MCA on BCCI’s game development general manager Ratnakar Shetty, in a new twist BCCI president N Srinivasan’s assistant Mayank Parikh on Tuesday filed a suit against MCA managing committee in a city civil court, giving another headache to Savant.
Parikh, who is also owner of Victory Cricket Club, filed a suit challenging one of MCA’s amendment to its election byelaws. The changed clause doesn’t allow any employed person with the Indian cricket board, MCA, Indian Premier League, Mumbai
Indians or the Garware Club house to contest the elections.
Coaches and selectors are exempted from this law.
“As per article 55 of the byelaws, the managing committee cannot take this decision alone. It has to pass through the annual general meeting where the members will give their consent,” Parikh told dna.
Parikh, who has been the owner of the Victory Cricket Club since 1982, said the MCA doesn’t have the right to bring in the change.
“They cannot do it without calling the AGM,” he fumed.
The hearing is on Friday, September 25.