Veteran cricket administrator Sharad Pawar stepped down from the post of president of the Mumbai Cricket Association amidst growing concerns from the board on implementations of the number of reforms ordered by the Supreme Court-ordered Lodha Committee.
There is a clause in one of the many recommendations by the Committee that cricket administrators over 70 are ineligible to hold posts. If the rule is implemented, Vice-President Ashish Shelar would also have to step down from his post.
The MCA had called for an urgent managing committee meeting on Saturday to discuss the observations made by the Supreme Court, as reported by Indian Express. The report added that Pawar was expected to announce his resignation and that he didn’t want to cross swords with the Supreme Court.
Under the ‘One state-One vote’ clause, Mumbai, the 41-time domestic champions will also lose their voting rights, and will be asked to relinquish it to the purview of the state, Maharashtra.
The apex court and the Board of Control for Cricket in India have been at loggerheads over the last few months over the reforms. BCCI president Anurag Thakur was accused by the court for perjury a few days ago, and for trying to bend the aforementioned recommendations.