27 June 2016 Current Affairs: Former BCCI President and former International Cricket Council Chairman N Srinivasan was elected president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 15th consecutive term.
N Srinivasan and KS Viswanathan has been elected president and secretary of the TNCA for the 15th and 10th time, respectively,” the association announced.
The state association recently announced the Tamil Nadu Premier League as a way to raise funds. Matches will be conducted from the fourth week of August till the second week of September. Star India will be the official broadcaster with telecasts in Tamil and English. There are 28 affiliated district cricket associations in Tamil Nadu and 780 participating clubs in the districts where tournaments are conducted for different age groups. The association supplies free balls and bats to the districts every year.
The TNCA promotes cricket by conducting various league tournaments for the under-13, under-15, under-17, under-19, under-22 and under-25 age groups, besides organising and national tournaments. The association conducts a league championship for city-affiliated clubs and 726 league matches are played a year. A zone consisting of 12 teams each figures in the first and second divisions, whereas the third, fourth and fifth divisions consists of two, three and four zones, respectively.
The petitioner argued it would be appropriate only if the elections were held in a free and fair manner, with due and equitable representation, according to the recommendations of the Lodha committee, under the supervision and charge of a retired election commissioner or a court-appointed administrator, only after making due amendments in the memorandum of association and the rules of the TNCA.