Court judgement boosts up Gujarat BJP move to control GCA

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Ahmedabad, May 26 (UNI) A City Session Court today discarded the voting rights of 50 individual (donor) members after the 'No Confidence Motion' moved by the Gujarat Government against the Central Board of Cricket (CBC).

Gujarat Cricket Association Treasurer Dhiraj Joggani, who is now in the rival group, led by Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah, told reporters here this evening that City Session Court's Chamber-Judge A G Ureji upheld the petition of senior CBC member and noted coach Ashok Saheeba, seeking that the 50 individual (donor) members should not be given the right to vote in the general body meeting.

However, Judge Ureji has given time to GCA President Narhari Amin and his group to move to High Court on the issue till June 6.

Judge Ureji also upheld the second demand of the petition that the voting on 'No Confidence Motion' should be done under the observation of a retired Justice of the Gujarat High Court.

Gujarat Government wants to control the CBC, as it is the primary body of the GCA, with an ultimate aim to take control over the principal body (GCA), headed by Senior Congress leader Narhari Amin.

The GCA has a total of 230 members, of which, 180 are voting members, while another 50 are donor members, who have been made members by Mr Shah, since 1997 or before to make the association financially sound.

Mr Joggani claimed that of 180 voting members of Mr Shah's group are enjoying confidence of 140 members.

Mr Saheeba had alleged that lots of irregularities, including favouritism to certain players, had been meted out in Gujarat.

Meanwhile, Sudhir Nanavati, who is vice-president of GCA and noted lawyer, said the CBC has decided to appeal to the High Court against the judgement of the Chamber-judge.

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