MCA gears up for polls, to seek SEC opinion to name electoral officer

MCA gears up for polls, to seek SEC opinion to name electoral officer

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will write to the Maharashtra’s State Election Commission to seek appointment of an officer to oversee its polls, a senior official said Tuesday.

All State cricket associations have been asked to appoint electoral officers to conduct office bearers’ elections.

The MCA has initiated the process for appointing an officer to oversee the association’s polls. “We will be writing to the State Election Commission, Maharashtra and ask them for an appropriate name. Whatever name they suggest, we will take a call on it,” an MCA official said.

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a statement issued on May 21, had announced that the state associations would have to complete the election process by September 14.

Sources in the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) said they are yet to appoint an electoral officer.

Likewise, the Saurashtra Cricket Association has not appointed an electoral officer yet, but senior officials said that it will be done in the next 10 days.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that the MCA would soon finalise the coach for the Mumbai team.

When the MCA office-bearers had met last, former Mumbai wicketkeeper Sulakshan Kulkarni appeared to be the front runner for the high-profile job.