Tripura Cricket Association president accuses of wielding illegal power

Tripura Cricket Association president accuses of wielding illegal power

Agartala, April 25 (UNI) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) has been embroiled in a factional row and a power struggle between its president and secretary and the matter has now been taken to court where the authority of the another was disputed. According to TCA members, after the BJP-led government came to power, a professor from Tripura Medical College, Dr. Manik Saha who later became the chairman of Tripura BJP and famous cricketer Timir Chanda, were elected President and Secretary of the TCA Board of Governors for three years. in 2019. Apparently, from the beginning, Dr. Saha did not allow Chanda to perform his executive duties as secretary as per rule and the elder later withdrew twice in the past two years from the post of secretary when the president objected to a function beyond the jurisdiction but on both occasions, the high court reinstated him in the post. After being elected a member of Rajya Sabha last month, Dr Saha in accordance with the Cricket Act and the recommendation of Judge (Retd) RM Lodha, he is to resign from the post of CAW but he refused to relinquish the post; instead, he seized the secretary’s executive rights and began the process of removing him for the second time, TCA officials said. “Violating the law and Supreme Court guidelines, Dr. Saha threatened to harness the power of the mussels to retain his position at the TCA and remove me from the position of secretary. He prevented me from signing official papers and operations which made me go to the high court last week and the court revalidated my position and advised the president to allow me to operate within the law,” Chanda said. hold office in the TCA if he is in a profit-making or political position Dr. Saha was supposed to step down from the post of chairman immediately upon being elected BJP state chairman, but he did not. instead of stepping down as president, he conspired to impeach the secretary and committed several irregularities, including vetting supreme council members, selecting players, using TCA funds and other administrative functions, a does he have bequeathed. Last year, Dr Saha tried to seize power from the secretary who would oppose illegal activities, but the high court rejected him. But even then, Dr. Saha reportedly would not allow Chanda to perform his duties against corruption charges against some TCA members rather isolated the secretary. UNI BB BM

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