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Friday, November 25, 2005

What the hell -- the sequel

Refer the earlier post about Mahindra's eligibility to contest; here's the actual version.
"I have not debarred Mahendra from contesting the elections. My guidelines are very clear and he is free to contest," Krishnamurthy told PTI.
Krishnamurthy's rulings had led to speculation that Mahendra had been debarred from contesting for the post for the second consecutive year but the former Chief Election Commissioner made it clear that the BCCI constitution did not have any provision to debar an incumbent from contesting for the second year.
Krishnamurthy, who was appointed to oversee the elections after the acrimonious AGM in September this year was stalled, has ruled that should there be a contest for the President's post, the person contesting should be from West Zone as per the BCCI Constitution (Rule 20).
In other words, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who fought and narrowly lost the elections as a North Zone nominee, can contest this time without having to depend on some other unit from a different zone to propose his candidature.

From the same story, another point of potentially great significance:
Krishnamurthy's decision pertaining to the President being left only with the casting vote is being seen as a serious setback for the Jagmohan Dalmiya faction. Dalmiya had last year used all his three votes to pip Pawar in a close contest.
Krishnamurthy's ruling says "the Chairman at the AGM during the course of the elections shall have the right to exercise his casting vote if there is a tie in the number of votes polled in respect of any of the office bearer's posts.
"The Chairman shall not have any other special voting rights except the right to vote as a member if he is duly authorised to vote by the association which he represents."
The decision to allow Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), which was debarred from voting last time, would also be a shot in the arm for the rival group.
Krishnamurthy has observed that BCA is not officially disqualified as per records and the action taken as per the AGM in 2004 was "flawed".


  • Prem

    You think SG's inclusion in the playing X1 will depend on AGM election result?
    me thinks so

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 12:08  

  • RD has created a new record as skipper...India lost a one-dayer by 10 wickets for the first time at home..

    By Blogger Southie_joker, at 12:13  

  • Whatever Dalmiya did or doing is utterly selfish to protect his interests and that of his sidekick Ganguly. Anyone with a commensense would find his important decisions against basic law and constitution. no wonder K'murthy is trying to correct these things.

    Behaviour of Calcutta fans:


    Ganguly’s selection a crying shame:


    By Blogger G285, at 12:16  

  • Wake up Guys...RD has created a new record as skipper...India lost a one-dayer by 10 wickets for the first time at home.. He scored 6 runs and then dropped a sitter from Graeme Smith who went on to make 134...RD seems to be the 'real' man of the match...LOL

    By Blogger Southie_joker, at 13:05  

  • http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/227286.html

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:28  

  • thats the link to the new chappel controversy

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:30  

  • I'm reassured about the elections now. I was aprehensive that Pawar was going to disbarred because of some technality, but now it appears Krishnamurthy is not one of those bureaucratic fusspots, but a real government servant with felxibility, common sense, and an ability to see through bullshit. It's happened two months later than necessary, but this time next year, I expect a substantial improvement in the way Indian cricket is run.

    Of course, Dalmiya will file lawsuit after lawsuit when (if) he loses the election, but I don't think they'll go anywhere. Prem, any news on the PIL filed by your friend? Any chance of him getting a meeting with Bindra, Modi, Pawar, someone like that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17:34  

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