Shastri criticises move to remove Mumbai's full member status

The working committee has been replaced with an apex council

The surplus was to be divided among all member associations.

The appointment of an ombudsman has also been included.

However, there is a clause which also states the that membership for multiple associations in a single state would rotate on an annual basis.

The full membership of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was under threat from the day the Supreme Court accepted Lodha Committee's reforms, one of which was 'one state-one vote, ' but that eventuality now looks inevitable after the association's name was missing amongst the list of full members mentioned in the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution put up on the Board's website on Saturday. Under the revised model, BCCI's share would have come down to $260 million across eight years. "There may not be a need for a Board SGM to approve the new BCCI constitution, since this has already been approved by SC", said a source.

So it relegates Mumbai to Associate Membership status, along with other existing members of the BCCI. The BCCI is a Society governed by the Societies Act. "The next step will be to figure out how it gets implemented".

Under the one-state-one-vote rule, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Gujarat Cricket Association have been picked from their respective states.

Finalized by the four-member COA, appointed by the supreme court and headed by former comptroller and auditor general of India Vinod Rai, the BCCI constitution conforms to the Lodha committee recommendations and the subsequent, July 18 apex court order.

After explaining its reservations on many aspects of the changes, the CoA (read as BCCI) in a communication to the ICC late on Sunday said: "We draw your attention to the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) dated 12th October 2014 entered into between BCCI and ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (IBC) relating to ICC Events between 2015 and 2023".

In September 2001, about 10 months after the bifurcation of Bihar and creation of Jharkhand out of it, the BCCI headed by Jagmohan Dalmia had disaffiliated the BCA led at that time by Lalu Prasad and provided full affiliation to the Jharkhand state cricket association. "The states will also have to make changes to their own constitutions". Along with Mumbai, Vidarbha which is the third association from the state The same would be applicable for Vidarbha, the third association from the state.

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