Pawar-led new MCA to meet today
After cruising to a thumping victory to retain his post in biennial elections, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar called a first meeting of the newly-elected managing committee members here today.
The meeting will see several issues put forward by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo, who on Wednesday defeated his challenger and outgoing <g data-gr-id="20">vice president</g> Vijay Patil by 34 votes to hold on to his domination on Mumbai cricket.
Pawar has been the MCA president for ten years from 2001-2010 and was unanimously elected in 2012.
“On behalf of Pawar-Mahaddalkar group, I would like to give thanks to all the members of MCA. I call for a first meeting of the newly elected managing committee on Friday at 11 am. Along with the winning candidates, we are also going to work with losing candidates for <g data-gr-id="23">interest</g> of MCA,” Pawar said on Wednesday after his group’s victory.
The meeting will see a number of issues being put forward by the president for the betterment of Mumbai cricket and India. One of the most important point on which Pawar stressed at the time of election campaign and after the victory was that the new management would create reserved seats for women representatives from the next election onwards.
Among the total 34 candidates featured in the election on Wednesday, there was no woman candidate. No women have ever contested MCA elections in the past.