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MCA to hold its AGM on May 12 for passing its accounts

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Wankhede stadium. (Photo by Graham Crouch/Getty Images)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will be held on 12th of May for the passing of its accounts. The dates to hold the Special General Meeting (SGM) will be fixed later. The purpose of the SGM will be to implement the changes in its constitution related to the judgment of the Supreme Court as recommended by the Lodha Panel.

The MCA sourced revealed there were some major decisions taken by the managing committee that met on Friday in Mumbai. Sources in the state association were quoted by PTI as saying on Saturday, “The AGM will be convened on May 12 specifically to pass the accounts. We will then decide when to convene the SGM to adopt the changes in the constitution prior to the elections.”

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As the Indian Premier League (IPL) is approaching, the managing committee also met Mumbai’s top police officials to discuss the matters related to the security for the home games of the team Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium who will play their first match on the ground on 9th of April against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Earlier, according to the new constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the MCA was removed as a full member. The Mumbai team is the 41-time winner of the leading domestic tournament Ranji Trophy.

According to the new constitution of BCCI, only 30 associations will function as controlling bodies for domestic cricket in their respective states. These 30 bodies will be the full members and receive voting rights. This was implemented to follow the one-state-one-vote rule, which is a recommendation of the Lodha Panel.

Consequently, Maharashtra and Gujarat cricket associations were included in the list of full members which meant that the cricket associations of Mumbai, Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Baroda will be considered Associate Members henceforth who were previously functioning as Full Members.

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