HC refuses to extend term of MCA administrators

first_imgMumbai, Aug 29 (PTI) The Bombay High Court todayrefused to extend the term of the committee of administratorswhich is overseeing the functioning of the Mumbai CricketAssociation (MCA).The cricket body should approach the Supreme Court forall such matters, it said.In April this year, the high court had appointed formerSupreme Court judge H L Gokhale and former Bombay High Court judge V M Kanade as administrators of the cricket body.The court had extended the two-member committee’s term in June. Later, the Supreme Court extended its term again till September 15.The MCA will have to conduct an election to select its new managing committee by September 15, the apex court had said.The prestigious cricket body moved the high court thismonth seeking another extension for administrators.A division bench of Justices B R Gavai and M S Karniktoday said it cannot intervene, as the apex court has made it clear that it will hear all matters pertaining to cricket bodies and appointment of committees of administrators.”Even the administrators (Justices Gokhale and Kanade)have expressed unwillingness to continue,” the high courtnoted, saying the MCA may approach the Supreme Court.The high court had appointed the administrators inresponse to a petition by Nadeem Memon, a member of a sports club affiliated to the MCA.The petition sought that MCA’s managing committee bedissolved for non-implementation of Justice R M Lodhacommittee’s report on cricket reforms. The court then ordered dissolution of the committee and appointed the administrators.advertisement PTI SP KRK SRYlast_img read more