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Thorve quits; MCA seeks clarification on CM's nomination

Written by: Staff

Pune, Apr 1 (UNI) The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) managing committee has unanimously accepted the resignation of Balasaheb Thorve from the post of treasurer of the body.

The committee, however, has sought the explanation from the Club of Maharashtra on the representaion of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh as their nominee in the MCA.

MCA president Ajay Shirke, who chaired the committee's meeting to this effect late last night, later told mediapersons that since there is a discrepancy in the club's letter stating their right to change the nominee, the managing committeee has sought the explanation.

Pointing out the lacunae, he said the MCA received a letter dated January 25 from the Club of Maharashtra seeking change in the nominee, though there was no vacany to be filled in the managing committee. Later, Thorve sent his letter of resignation dated March 20, Shirke said.

Moreover, the letter did not accompany the resolution passed by the Club of Maharashtra, nor the acceptance letter from the Chief Minister, Shirke said.

Meanwhile, despite Thorve's resignation, the inquiry committee established to probe some allegations levelled by him, continues to remain in force.

On Thorve's allegation about finacial irregularities and payment to Aussie coach Darren Holder, Shirke said, ''Anyone can write anything. The MCA managing committee is the supreme authority, and if he (Thorve) has objections about our decisions, let him go to the charity commissioner or seek legal recourse. I need not give any explanation about his flimsy accusations.'' UNI IS GK DH BD1555

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