Pawar not to contest MCA election; Vengsarkar, Vilasrao vie for top post

first_imgInternational Cricket Council (ICC) president, Sharad Pawar, has decided not to seek re-election as the president of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for a sixth term.Spooked by the MCA’s residency clause, Pawar took the decision as he is not a permanent resident of Mumbai, Thane or Navi Mumbai, which is a pre-requisite for holding a post in the association.Pawar, who was elected as the MCA chief for the first time in 2001, has lived in Mumbai for over 40 years. However, he had shown himself as a native of Baramati in Pune for the Lok Sabha election in 2009.The development means the MCA election would now be a straight fight between former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar and Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.The Shiv Sena has backed Vengsarkar for the MCA president’s post.last_img

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