CoA should have reacted prior to DDCA elections

It refers to media-reports about Vinod Rai, chairperson of Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for ensuring implementation of Justice RM Lodha committee report in respect of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on 03.07.2018 warning that the election results of recently held elections to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) could be annulled because of ethical and constitutional inadequacies, further pointing out that elections took place without a constitution that is endorsed by the Supreme Court and failure of DDCA failure in putting in place the Supreme Court-advocated checks and balances to avert possible conflict of interest situations. But Vinod Rai should have reacted prior to the elections held under supervision of High Court-appointed administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen.

However it is noteworthy that elections witnessed extra-ordinary amount of money spent by groups contesting elections. Necessary safeguards should be ensured for future elections for DDCA or any other state-level cricket-body so that money-power in campaigning may be restricted. Moreover for convenience of candidates and voters, groups contesting for all posts should be recognized with particular names and group-candidates may be numbered according to alphabetical names of groups to be placed on top on Electronic Voting System. Independent candidates can be placed alphabetically after groupcandidates.

Since voters are mostly literate ones, even system of preferential voting can be implemented to avoid candidates winning because of split of votes.
-Subhash Chandra Agrawal

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