League Notes: Munde Questions Delay In MCA Presidential Poll, Blames Pawar
After "dragging Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar to court" over his election to the position of president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde on Monday "raised issues about the alleged irregularities in the postponement of the election." During the arguments in the city sessions court, Munde’s lawyer, Niranjan Bhadang, "wondered how no other member of the managing committee knew of the criteria for the election except" Pawar. He alleged that Pawar "caused the postponement of the election until he could ensure that his name was added to Mumbai’s electoral list" (THE HINDU, 10/29). ... The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday informed the Islamabad High Court that because of other commitments, "it cannot make arrangements for holding" the Pakistan Cricket Board election (DAWN, 10/29). ... South African Rugby Union President Oregan Hoskins said that the organization "will not compromise on having less than six South African teams in Super Rugby from 2016." Hoskins said, "As far as I am concerned, it is not even an issue for us, it is six or nothing when the new broadcast deal comes into effect. If we don’t have six teams, we might as well shut doors" (SAPA, 10/28).