Nearly all members of OCA including its secretary Asirbad Behera and president Ranjib Biswal quit following the verdict of the Supreme Court.
A new committee has been formed for smooth conduct of the One-Day International (ODI) match between India and England scheduled to be played at the Barabati stadium here on January 19.
As per reports, Debashish Samantaray, Cuttack-Barabati MLA, has been appointed as the chairman of the committee. He will be cooperated by OCA CEO Bidyut Nayak.
Behera, who took charge as OCA secretary on June 25, 2000, has been elected uncontested for the fourth time in a row. Not only OCA, he was in total control of cricket in Odisha from Barabati Stadium.
OCA president Ranjib Biswal said prior to the Supreme Court verdict, the OCA members were treated as democratically elected representatives.
“Now that the recommendations of the Lodha Committee will be implemented, OCA will have a fresh election and new members will be elected,” he added.
The OCA election for the next posts is likely to be held in February.
Members of all 33 district cricket associations, 20 clubs, 10 schools, 5 colleges and 4 ex-officio members will take part in the election.
Courtesy: Odisha TV