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Peeved MCA calls meeting

Mumbai: Miffed at the IPL governing council’s sudden decision to shift the final of the ongoing T20 tournament from the Wankhede to the Chinnaswamy in Bangalore, the Sharad Pawar-headed Mumbai Cricket Association appears set to take on the BCCI and has called for an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the matter.

“There will be a managing committee meeting of the MCA to discuss the IPL issue,” MCA’s media manager and treasurer Vinod Deshpande said.

Protesting the Board’s move, the officials of the MCA have already handed over their IPL accreditation to the tournament organisers.

The meeting is apparently being convened at a short notice to decide on the future course of action with some members not willing to take things lying down over what they perceive as a slap on the face of one of BCCI’s permanent Test centres.

The convening of emergency meeting comes close on the heels of the office bearers and panel members’ decision to hand over their IPL accreditation. “We have handed over all our IPL accreditation as we are not happy that the final has been taken away without assigning proper reason,” said Deshpande. (PTI)