Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is expected to announce the date of its biennial elections on August 12 at its managing committee meeting. MCA president Ravi Savant had earlier said that the date for the elections would be decided in the managing committee meeting, which was scheduled for Tuesday.

But the meeting was put off to Monday, according to Joint Secretary PV Shetty. As per the MCA’s memorandum of rules and regulations the announcement needs to be made 44 days prior to the election date, and could now be held not before September 24.

Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar has expressed his desire to return as president, Savant had said. Earlier, Savant had said that the annual elections are unlikely to be held before October. “At the moment it appears unlikely that they can be held before October. The audited accounts will not be ready till September,” Savant said.

Savant said he wanted to hold the elections by April end but some members of the managing committee opposed the idea because they would have clashed with the Indian Premier League.

“Things happened very fast later within the Board (BCCI) and in MCA when Prof (Ratnakar) Shetty went to court. We did not get enough time to sort out other things,” said Savant.

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