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Sharad Pawar steps down as President of Mumbai Cricket Association

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 December 2016, 18:16 IST

Sharad Pawar stepped down as President of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) on 17 December.

This decision comes after the state cricket body accepted the Supreme Court's verdict in July this year on sweeping reforms in the BCCI with respect to the Lodha Panel. The state body had then said it will take six months to implement the apex court's orders.

Commenting on Pawar's resignation, VP Shetty, Jt Secy MCA said, "To respect SC's decision Sharad Pawar tendered resignation to managing committee, now we will see what we do with it."

In July, Pawar had told PTI, "I respect the judiciary and will be happy and content to retire from cricket administration. As you know during my time in the BCCI (as its president) and MCA, several things have been accomplished in support of cricket."

"We discussed the Lodha Committee recommendations and the Supreme Court judgement and unanimously approved all recommendations given by the Supreme Court."

"Supreme Court has taken a decision and I respect that (about age cap on cricket administrators). In the Arbitration Panel of the Supreme Court there are judges who are above 70 years of age. I am happy that their vast experience and knowledge is available to the Supreme Court."

Pawar was earlier chief of both ICC and BCCI.

First published: 17 December 2016, 18:16 IST