Sharad Pawar to step down as MCA president


New Delhi: After the managing committee of Mumbai Cricket Association wrapped up, MCA chief Shard Pawar announced that the will be stepping down from the position in light of the Supreme Court judgement on the Justice Lodha Committee report. 

Pawar who had previously served as heads of BCCI and ICC said MCA has accepted what was suggested by the Supreme Court. "Whatever Supreme Court has suggested we have accepted, but SC has approved a panel of judges who are above 70 years," Pawar said.

"I have retired as SC said no one above 70 years should continue and no one should hold the post for nine years, I fall in both," Pawar added.

The relevant part of the Supreme Court judgement says: any elected Councillor shall stand automatically disqualified after nine years as an office-bearer, and shall also be disqualified from contesting or holding the post if he has completed the age of 70 years, is charged under the penal law, is declared to be of unsound mind, is a Minister or government servant or holds any post of another sports body in the country.

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