A Patil group member reveals that it was Naik who had named Ankola as the chairman of the selection committee

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Patil said he need not comment on the complaint and then added that he has confidence in the abilities of the authorities to make the right decision

Sandeep Patil, a former India cricketer, and mentor filed his papers for the president post of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday (October 8), and hours later a complaint was filed against him on the grounds of conflict of interest.

Sandeep Patil, a former India cricketer, and mentor filed his papers for the president post of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday (October 8), and hours later a complaint was filed against him on the grounds of conflict of interest. The complaint was over Patil’s relations with Mumbai chief selector Salil Ankola.

“The complainant submits that the Respondent (Patil) here is not eligible and/or qualified for submitting his nomination form for (the) Post of President and/or a member of Apex Council of MCA, as the Respondent is not eligible and/or disqualified under Rule 38(v) (Conflict of Interest) of the constitution of the MCA (sic),”

Sanjay Naik, the joint secretary of the association, says in his complaint.

“It is pertinent to note that, the daughter-in-law of the Respondent, i.e. Mrs. Sana Patil nee Sana Ankola is the daughter of cricketer Salil Ankola, who is the present chairman of the selection committee, Mumbai Sr Selection Committee (herein referred to as ‘said committee’). Hence, the daughter of said Mr. Salil is the daughter-in-law of the Respondent herein, therefore there is a close relationship between the Respondent and the daughter-in-law of Mr. Salil Ankola, i.e. the chairman of the said committee and thus the same is clearly in Conflict of Interest as defined under Rule 38 (v) of the said constitution of MCA (sic),”

Naik says in his 13-page complaint before Ombudsman Dilip Bhosle.

Patil filed his nominations alongside his group for the president post from the Sharad Pawar panel. Patil is supposed to face a challenge from Ashish Shelar, an MLA from Mumbai, who is currently forming a group of his own against the Pawar panel. 

The MCA election, scheduled for October 20, is seen as a Battle Royale between two powerful figures in Mumbai Pawar and Shelar.

However, a Patil group member said it was Naik who had named Ankola as the chairman of the selection committee but it should be referenced here that at that time the Patil factor was non-existent. 

Also of importance is Patil has still not been chosen and there is no assurance on what Ankola’s position will be after the election.

Patil said he need not comment on the complaint and then added that he has confidence in the abilities of the authorities to make the right decision. 

“Why should I comment on the complaint,”

he asked.

“Everyone has a right to contest and a right to complain. Ombudsman or the Election Officer, need to take the call on the complaint and I have confidence in their abilities to rightly adjudicate the matter. The Pawar Group stand is not to comment on the complaint.”

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