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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Phadke continued to be in GCA, defying Pendse commissions report

Report stated Dayanand Narvekar, Vinod Phadke and Rama Shankardas shall not hold any post in GCA; Administrator and 50 per cent members to be ex-Ranji players

PANJIM: Even as the Economic Offences Cell of the Goa Cricket Association is probing the GCA fraud of Rs 3.13 cr, such controversies could have been averted had the successive state government acted on time.
Documents accessed by Herald reveal that the Pendse Commission, which probed the fake ticket scam in 2001, had clearly stated that Vinod Phadke, Dayanand Narvekar and Ramashankar Das should not be on any committee.
Although the report was submitted in 2003, it was accepted by the Manohar Parrikar government in 2012.
While Narvekar was defeated in 2012, one doesn’t undestand why Phadke continued to be in the GCA committee as president thereafter.
“One of the recommendations in the report is that Dayanand Narvekar, Vinod Phadke and Rama Shankardas shall not hold any post in GCA managing committee as well as any sports association of Goa and if they do so the government should take action against GCA by de-recognising it,” says Vilas Desai, GCA life member.
However, contrary to this, in 2012 Vinod Phadke was made the president after Narvekar’s departure from GCA.
“It was only after some BJP MLAs raised the issue in the assembly in 2012, the then CM Parrikar assured the house that report will be implemented in toto and action would be taken against Phadke,” he said.
Following this, on 27/08/2014, the SAG issued  notice to GCA why it should not be derecognised as the Pendse Commission recommendations were not implemented.
Sensing trouble, Phadke resigned in November 2014 but only to be elected to the committee for 2015 to 2018.
“For almost a year now, Phadke had been the secretary of GCA, so one opines what stopped the government from acting against him,” Desai said.
Further, the commission had also suggested that if the government deems fit, it can appoint an administrator for a short while till a new managing committee is formed.
Justice Pendse also said that the 50 per cent of the members should be at least former Ranji players.
“None of these recommendations have been implemented by GCA,” Desai said.


Recommendations of Pendse Commission
 The ministers of Govt of Goa should not associate in the GCA committee like the one constituted by Narvekar with the object of defeating the rules framed by the Sports Authority of Goa.
 The Govt of Goa should examine whether an administrator should be appointed to manage the affairs of the Goa Cricket Association for a short duration by removing the existing committee. The administrator may prepare fresh list of members of GCA and hold fresh elections
 Efforts should be made that at least half the members of the committee be players who represented Goa in Ranji Trophy

Court refuses
interim bail to trio
PANJIM: The Bench of Bombay High Court in Goa on Tuesday refused to grant interim bail to the Goa Cricket Association trio of Chetan Desai, Vinod Phadke and Akbar Mulla.
The petition filed by the GCA trio seeking interim bail and challenging police remand has been disposed off as withdrawn.


Sarvodaya SC, 4
others get reprieve
PANJIM: The Sarvodaya Sports Club and four other members got a breather today with the Goa Cricket Association cancelling the special general body meeting called on June 26, to finalise their expulsion from the association for six years.
It could be termed as another setback to arrested GCA trio.

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