BCA AGM: Ombudsman appointed, nod sought for IPL-type tourney

BCA AGM: Ombudsman appointed, nod sought for IPL-type tourney Vadodara, Nov 10 (PTI) The Baroda Cricket Associationheld its annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday and appointedan ombudsman.

It is reliably understood that Justice (Retd) C JThakkar will be the ombudsman for the association.

BCA president Pranav Amin told PTI, 'We have soughtpermission from the BCCI for holding IPL like tournament andappointed an ombudsman for sorting out problems related tocricket.' After the BCA passes its accounts for 2014-15, it iseligible to get Rs 40 crore grant from the BCCI, a senior BCAofficial said, adding the AGM was held 'peacefully'.

He said the cricket body would soon hold remainingAGMs as grants worth Rs 135 crore are pending from the BCCI.

The Board had released Rs 17 crore grant to BCA for 2013-14.

Meanwhile, former BCA president Samarjeetsinh Gaekwadextended his support to the newly elected body.

'In the interest of the game, I've decided to supportthe newly-elected BCA management. We will support activitiesincluding construction of a cricket stadium at Kotambi andothers related to development of the game,' Gaekwad told PTI.

Amin said he had met Gaekwad personally on Saturdayand sought his support.

The 'Royal group' headed by Gaekwad and 'Revivalgroup' led by Amin had contested the BCA polls where majorityof the posts were won by the latter.

The posts of secretary and joint secretary were won bycandidates belonging to the Gaekwad group. Ajit Lele is BCAsecretary. PTI COR NRBBNM BNM