Mumbai, 25 September
After Board of Control for Cricket in India general manager Ratnakar Shetty’s threat to challenge the Mumbai Cricket Association’s decision barring BCCI employees from participating in its biennial elections, board chief N Srinivasan’s assistant Mayank Parikh has filed a case in a city court against the MCA, opposing the move.
“It could come up for hearing on Friday,” Parikh said here today.
The MCA managing committee, at its meeting on 23 July, amended eligibility rules, barring paid BCCI employees, including National Cricket Academy staff members and coaches or employees of Indian Premier League franchises from taking part in the elections.
This was widely perceived to have been done to stop Shetty from getting into the electoral fray.
Parikh owns the Bombay Union Sports Club that Shetty represents.
Asked if he was going to run for any position in the 18 October elections, Parikh said: “It is too early to take a decision, but this (suit) is against their unconstitutional decision.”
Parikh, who was logistics manager in 2011 when India won the World Cup, said he had not filed the case jointly with Shetty.