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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No Pawar-play at Mumbai Cricket Association this time

The incumbent president has decided not to continue in the position after holding it for ten years.

Speculations over Sharad Pawar's participation in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) elections were laid to rest on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Pawar addressed his panel at the MCA's club house in BKC and informed the members that it won't be feasible for him to contest. Pawar sahab won't be able to contest due to technical reasons, MCA treasurer Ratnakar Shetty told reporters after the meeting. Pawar was selected as MCA chief for the first time in 2001 and they done ten years in that position.

It was revealed that Pawar would not be eligible to contest. As per the MCA constitution, only a resident of the city can stand in the polls. Pawar, who had changed his permanent address to Baramati to contest in the Madha (Maharashtra) Lok Sabha constituency in 2009, forfeited his right to contest in the election.

He was supposed to contest the elections but the Clause 17 of the MCA constitution makes him ineligible. They had to change his address from Mumbai to Baramati in 2009. It will be a large loss for us, a Pawar supporter told DNA. The group, however, is yet to take a call on the replacement. It might settle on Wednesday.

Interestingly , Pawar came to the meeting by Vilasrao Deshmukh's automobile. Deshmukh, as has been widely reported, is an aspirant for the MCA president post.However, the Pawar panel selected not to comment whether it will be backing Deshmukh.

Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar is of the contestants for the post of president. The filing of nominations for the July 15 elections ends on July 8.

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