NCP chief Sharad Pawar and three others have filed nominations for the post of president at the elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association scheduled on June 17, the MCA announced on Thursday.
As per the list of valid nominations received for the elections and released through a media release by MCA, incumbent Pawar and his group members Ravi Savant and BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, along with rival group’s candidate Vijay Patil, are in the fray to contest for the president’s post.
“They are only dummy nominations,” said a member of the ruling Bal Mahaddalkar group, which is supporting Pawar, regarding the nominations filed by outgoing vice president Ravi Savant and Shelar.
With June 13 designated as the deadline for withdrawal of nominations, Savant and Shelar are expected to drop out of the fray leaving Pawar in a straight fight against Patil, who is leading the “Cricket First” group in the elections.
Shelar has also filed his nomination for the vice president’s post along with Mahaddalkar group member and former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar, while Savant’s name is there among those who have filed nominations for the two joint secretary’s post.
Seven others – including former cricketers Abey Kuruvilla, Lalchand Rajput and Sanjay Patil who are part of “Cricket First” panel – are in the fray to contest for the two vice presidents’ posts.