SPORT MANOHAR 3

first_imgDetailing expenses in conducting games, Manohar said, Detailing expenses in conducting games, Manohar said, “For organising (seniors) matches and tours Rs 90-100 crores goes and Rs 125 crores are distributed to the players. Then the infrastructure has to be maintained by each association that needs Rs 2-3 crore per year excluding matches to be played. All these things will not be possible (if the recommendations are implemented). “Today the Board has a clout internationally that will disappear. According to me its not wise to stop advertisement between overs. What we sell (to broadcasters) is live feed (only) and not lunch and tea intervals. Its (recommendation) not in the interest of the Board.” Explaining the reason for opposing the one state one association recommendation, Manohar said it was wrong to assume that with Mumbai CA given full membership from Maharashtra and the other two (Maharashtra CA and Vidarbha CA) made into associates of BCCI, the last two can continue to play in domestic cricket. “One state-one association recommendation is not correct. There is no equal representation in the Parliament for all states. The Supreme Court appoints judges from various states. There are more judges from Mumbai and Kolkata and there may not be anyone from the North East. It (rule) has to apply to everything. “Many of these (BCCI) members (more than one from one state) – Baroda, Maharashtra Vidarbha, Saurashtra, Universities, Services, CCI and NCC – are founder members of BCCI which was formed in 1932. The State Re-organisation Act came in 1956. They are in existence for 85 years and built infrastructure in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur (for example). “The Lodha Committee recommendation says the other two associations (in same state) are allowed to play in domestic cricket. I fail to understand the constitution prepared by committee that out of these associations only one should be chosen as full member. “If Mumbai is chosen, automatically Maharashtra and Vidarbha will be associate members. In the (proposed) constitution it says full members will have jurisdiction over the entire state. Then where am I (Vidarbha) going to select my players. From heaven? I cannot conduct a domestic game as I have to take permission from the full member. Therefore, there cannot be a team of Vidarbha and Maharashtra.” (MORE) PTI SSR ARS AH AHadvertisementlast_img

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