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Rupa set to become TNCA President
Rupa Gurunath, daughter of former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, is all set to be elected the first woman President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) at its 87th AGM here on Thursday.
As the filing of nominations came to a close on Wednesday at 5 pm, Rupa’s was the only one filed for the post of President, whose election should be announced on the floor of the house as per TNCA norms. Rupa is the wife of Gurunath Meiyappan, who was banned for life for indulging in spot fixing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Following are the other nominations. The group led by Srinivasan would be declared elected unopposed as no nominations have been filed challenging them.
President: Rupa Gurunath. Vice Presidents: TJ Srinivasaraj (City), P Ashok Sigamani (Districts); Honorary Secretary: RS Ramasaamy; Honorary Joint Secretary: KA Shankar; Honorary Assistant Secretary: N Venkatraman; Honorary Treasurer: J Parthasarathy.
This was announced in a press release by retired IAS officer D Chandrasekaran, who is the Electoral Officer of the TNCA. The TNCA’s Executive meeting on Sunday decided to hold the elections on September 26. The need to complete the TNCA elections before the September 28 deadline forced the association to quicken the proceedings. The deadline now has been extended to October 4.
The Supreme Court had on Friday allowed the TNCA to elect office-bearers, but said the results will be subject to its decision. A bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said the state cricket associations can go ahead with the elections but will not declare the results.