A bid to form a governing body for competitive sports in Maharashtra will be decided in Mumbai on Wednesday by the state government’s top official.
The Maharashtra government’s decision on whether to form the Maharashtra Sports Commission or the Maharashtra Cricket Association will be announced after a three-hour meeting at the Maharashtra State Cricket Association (MSCA) headquarters in Pune on Wednesday.
The government’s plan is to appoint a commissioner to oversee the process and the outcome of the vote in Mumbai.
The MSCA will decide whether to endorse the government’s proposal.
It has been the state’s biggest sporting body for decades.
But the association has said that it wants to wait until after the election campaign for any decision.
The bid to establish a sporting body in Maharashtra is likely to attract more support than the one by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to form an independent body for the sport.
The BJP, however, has said it will form an agency to run the MNS, which it has been trying to form since the early 1990s.
The alliance has been fighting against a sports development plan that envisages setting up of four separate sports associations and setting up clubs, academies and leagues for players.