MCA move to scuttle Shetty

The Mumbai Cricket Association has changed its eligibility rules for contesting its forthcoming elections, a move which is widely seen to prevent senior administrator Ratnakar Shetty from regaining his place in its managing committee.

The managing committee of MCA, at its meeting on Monday night, has taken a decision that debars anyone who is a paid employee of its parent body Cricket Board, including the National Cricket Academy, and coaches or employees of various IPL franchisees, from the elections, a source said on Tuesday.

“The decision to debar such persons from contesting the elections has been taken. As for the date of the elections it will be decided once the hearing on the court case filed by Prof Shetty, which is coming up tomorrow, is over,” the source said.

Shetty, who is employed by the BCCI as its general manager (game development), has filed a case against MCA’s earlier decision to ban him for five years from all the association’s activities.

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