DDCA says no to Lodha committee's suggestions

DDCA says  no to Lodha committee's suggestions
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is in disagreement with most of the recommendations of the Lodha Committee aimed at revamping the structure of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The managing committee of the DDCA, that met here on Wednesday to deliberate on the observations of the Supreme Court-appointed panel, was of the view that the recommendations would affect the working of BCCI’s State units.

The DDCA differed on the suggestions on the matters of elections and terms of office bearers, office bearers simultaneously holding a post in BCCI, proxy voting and conflict of interest among others.

"We the managing committee of DDCA feel that it is the freedom of concerned State associations, to decide (whether) the appointment of office bearers would affect/restrict administrative function of DDCA or not,”  DDCA said in a statement signed by its vice-presidents Chetan Chauhan and CK Khanna observed in the recommendation of one person holding one administrative post.

"So long members of the executive committee (directors) do not feel that the functioning of DDCA is being jeopardized, there cannot be any justified reason in imposing this clause."

The DDCA was also in favour of proxy voting. “Associations which are incorporated under the Companies Act are statutorily bound by section 176-178 of the Act 1956. Even after appointing a person as his proxy, any member DDCA can come and cast his vote in person in the General Body meetings/election. The proxy may be authenticated by a retired judge of any court as is the practice in DDCA."

The DDCA also believed the election of the office bearers should be through a democratic process as per the constitution of the DDCA.

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