Agartala: Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) suffered a major setback after the Tripura High Court upheld the decision of a lower court against the removal of the leading sports organiser and cricketer Timir Chanda from the post of Secretary by a no-confidence vote.
Timir Chanda was removed from the Secretary by a no-confidence vote in the Apex Council in March this year. After hearing the appeal petition of TCA, Justice Arindam Lodh quashed the removal and was directed to allow him to function in the post of secretary as per the provisions of the TCA constitution.
The Apex Council of TCA with 19 members had removed Timir Chanda from the post of Secretary even though he was absent from the meeting called for this purpose.
Chanda moved the court challenging the decision arguing that it was, however, a violation of the TCA constitution which stipulates that a no-confidence motion can be moved only in a meeting of the general body.
A section of the present functionaries of TCA has been accused of indulging in corruption even for selecting the team members for different national and international matches. Allegedly, deserving players have not been getting entry at the behest of the group.
Tripura BJP state president Manik Saha is still heading TCA while the son of outgoing Speaker of Tripura legislative assembly Kishore Das has been steering the body.