Supreme Court docket okays new dates for DDCA elections subsequent month | Cricket Information

By | October 15, 2020

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Thursday gave the inexperienced sign to the brand new dates of elections of the Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) subsequent month after the warring factions struck an out-of-court settlement and submitted affidavits to that impact. The brand new polling dates are November 5-8.
Returning Officer Navin B. Chawla, primarily based on an opinion from DDCA Ombudsman Justice (Retired) Deepak Verma, had countermanded the elections for six posts after each felt that the method had been “polluted past redemption” as a result of politics throughout the DDCA.
The rescheduled course of will begin from the place it was stopped dramatically on October 10, when candidates have been to withdraw their nominations until three pm. However earlier than the deadline may expire, the Returning Officer introduced the countermanding of elections, at 2.15 pm.
Now, the candidates who had filed nomination papers can withdraw their candidature on October 17, between 11 am and 1 pm and the ultimate record of the candidates could be printed by four pm the identical day. The elections for six posts – president, treasurer, and 4 administrators – would happen, if required, between November 5 and eight.
“The Supreme Court docket has authorised subsequent month’s new dates of DDCA elections after totally different factions agreed to return to a typical floor exterior the court docket. Mr Pramod Jain and I’ve withdrawn our Particular Depart Petitions filed within the Supreme Court docket,” DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda advised IANS.
Totally different factions submitted affidavits to this impact with the Supreme Court docket on Thursday.
One of many main points earlier than the elections have been countermanded was the fourth merchandise on the agenda of the DDCA Extraordinary Normal Assembly, initially convened on October 17, which pertained to a difficulty associated to Manchanda from the December AGM. After Tihara eliminated this merchandise from the agenda, it incurred the ire of Chawla and Justice Verma, and ultimately led to the countermanding of the elections.
Manchanda claimed that the fourth merchandise would now be faraway from the agenda. “The agenda shall be issued once more and it’ll not have the merchandise associated to my difficulty,” he stated. He additionally stated that the accounts and steadiness sheet of 2019-20 wouldn’t be introduced on the EGM.
Whereas discussing the brand new dates, the factions thought of the festivals of Navratra and Dussehra earlier than arriving on the new election schedule. Votes may be solid between 11 am and 5 pm on every day between November 5 and eight whereas the counting of votes would happen on November 9 and the outcomes are scheduled to be declared the identical day.
Rohan Jaitley, son of late DDCA president Arun Jaitley, is the consensus candidate of all factions for the president’s publish whereas straight contests are anticipated between two teams.
The Manchanda-Bansal-Tihara mix has introduced its candidates. Pawan Gulati, a maternal uncle of former India and Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir, is to contest the treasurer’s publish whereas Ashok Sharma ‘Mama’, Karnail Singh, Pradeep Aggarwal, and Dinesh Kumar Sharma will contest the posts of administrators.
Alternatively, the CK Khanna faction has not introduced its candidates formally.

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