KSCA elections postponed after Lodha panel's recommendations

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Bengaluru, July 22: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) today (July 22) postponed its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections, which were to be held on August 7.

SC accepts Lodha panel recommendations

The decision was taken at KSCA's emergent managing committee meeting, after the Supreme Court's order on implemention of Justice RM Lodha Committee's recommendations.

KSCA elections postponed after Lodha panel's directives

The Lodha panel had written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to freeze all state associations' elections. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) too has put off its elections. The AGM was to be held on July 31. (Brijesh elected secretary in 2013 KSCA polls)

KSCA's spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya on Friday (July 22) said the association's managing committee had taken the decision to postpone elections. A new date is yet to be announced.

"We wish to inform you that the Managing Committee of the Karnataka State Cricket Association at its emergent Managing committee meeting held on 22nd July, 2016 at 2 PM resolved to postpone the Annual General Meeting and the elections to the Managing Committee scheduled to be held on Sunday, the 7th of August, 2016," Mruthyunjaya said in a press release.

"The decision is in deference to the directions of the Secretary - Supreme Court Committee constituted for the Implementation of 'The Lodha Committee Recommendations'," he added.

In December 2013, the Brijesh Patel-Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar group made a clean sweep of KSCA elections. However, Wodeyar passed away few days after getting elected as president. PR Ashok Anand replaced him as president.

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