Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, October 28
Bickering inside Punjab Cricket Affiliation (PCA) peaks forward of the Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) as members query transfer to award life membership to 25 senior IAS/IPS officers from the state.
Whereas these opposing the transfer claimed that it was step one in the direction of making these officers PCA office-bearers, the administration maintained that there was nothing mistaken on this.
“It’s being identified that no assembly, both of the Apex Council or of the Normal Home, has been held since 2019 to induct a brand new life member to the PCA… As per guidelines, any particular person within the sport of cricket could also be enrolled as a life member by the Apex Council on such phrases and circumstances as could also be laid down by the council on occasion…,” mentioned one of many members searching for anonymity.
Sources claimed that on March 28, the Home had requested a three-member committee to think about and suggest standards for induction of recent life members.
The committee, nevertheless, has not given any suggestions to the Apex Council/Normal Home thus far, claimed one other member.
A PCA spokesperson mentioned: “The 25 senior IAS/IPS officers of the Punjab Authorities are appointed as members and never office-bearers.”
“Based on the Lodha Committee’s suggestions, an office-bearer of a sports activities physique shouldn’t be older than 70 years, shouldn’t be a authorities servant or a minister, shouldn’t maintain workplace in one other sports activities organisation, and shouldn’t have held workplace with a state affiliation for greater than 9 years. However the pointers don’t point out these circumstances for a PCA member,” mentioned the spokesperson.
“Furthermore, the brand new members had been chosen following the previous practices which have been in place for greater than 20 years. The information present that the president and office-bearers induct/enroll new members of the PCA and similar process was diligently adopted,” the spokesperson added.
“Within the final yr, greater than 500 matches had been performed to advertise cricket within the area. These false statements are being circulated solely to embarrass the federal government, the forms and the PCA,” the spokesperson asserted.