CHENNAI: The state units affiliated to BCCI have been categorised non-compliant, partially compliant and substantially compliant on the basis of how much they have deviated from the BCCI constitution. There is one exception.
Arunachal Pradesh has been listed as non-compliant because it has not submitted anything! “No communication has been received,” is what the CoA has written in its report submitted to the Supreme Court.
Clarifying its position, the Arunachal Pradesh Cricket Association (APCA) has admitted that it has indeed not submitted a revised constitution.
“What the CoA has said is correct. Due to confusion and lack of knowledge on our part of what is to be done, we thought it would be better for us to wait for a court order instead of submitting a draft constitution. But we realise that we have to do this soon,” APCA secretary Tado Kholi told Express on Tuesday.
Of the 34 state units under the BCCI, Arunachal is the only one which has not submitted these documents needed before they can hold elections. All others found non-compliant or partially compliant have done this and the CoA has found discrepancies in their submissions. This makes the Northeast state’s position unique.
“We held a meeting of our members and tried to finalise matters, but could not because of the complicated nature of the task. We even consulted some other state units on how they were going about it. Now that we have been listed as non-compliant, we will get in touch with the CoA as soon as we can and rectify our mistake. We will do everything needed to be declared fully compliant,” added Kholi.