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BCCI Meet: Shirke invites RCA, Thakur disagrees
Sunday 16 October 2016

The BCCI top brass seems to lack in unanimity, going by the way the Rajasthan Cricket Association issue was handled at the Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. While secretary Ajay Shirke personally invited RCA representative Mehmood Abdi to attend the meeting, president Anurag Thakur said nothing doing.

After spending around 40 minutes with the BCCI members, Abdi, RCA's deputy president, had to withdraw himself just before the meeting started, because Thakur had reservations against his presence. The RCA has been suspended by the BCCI, but Abdi's contention has been that this bar was for six months and since it is well over a year, it stands null and void. RCA secretary Sumendra Tiwary, in his letter to BCCI president and secretary on Friday, had stressed upon this while asking them to allow Abdi to attend the meeting.

Abdi informed TOI that he had received a call from Shirke at 2.30 pm on Saturday, asking him to be present at the SGM. "I was there placing RCA's views, when the president walked in. He immediately had reservations about my presence there. Finally, Shirke requested me to withdraw."

 

Courtesy: Times of India

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