Andhra Cricket Association candidates declared elected unopposed

Visakhapatnam: P Sarath Chandra Reddy and V Durga Prasad have been elected as the president and secretary, respectively, of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) on Monday in a cake walk manner as no one else contested for the posts.

The electoral officer of ACA, Bhanwar Lal on Monday said that as only six nominations were filed — one for each post ( President, Secretary, Vice President Joint Secretary, Treasurer and Councillor) and all were found to be valid and time was given until 3 pm on Monday for withdrawal. As no one else had opted for the posts, the six persons who filed the nominations for the posts were declared elected unopposed. The new bearers of the ACA will take charge on September 27.

Besides the six members, the apex council of ACA will comprise two former Andhra first-class players (one male and one female) to be nominated by the BCCI and one senior officer from the Auditor General Office to be nominated by the Auditor General of Andhra Pradesh.

The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) is a role model for other associations in terms of creating infrastructure and optimum use of funds and so far six cricketers, including three women have played for India. ACA had produced players such as MSK Prasad of Guntur who is the present chief selector of BCCI and Y Venugopala Rao of Vizag, who played for team India and also Hanuma Vihari.

In the women category, recently Sabbineni Meghana was selected for Indian women’s cricket team that will take on the T-20 world champions West Indies in three T-20 matches to be played at Mulapadu stadium in Vijayawada from November 18. Meghana is the third cricketer from ACA to represent the country. Earlier, V Sneha Deepthi and R Kalpana had worn the Indian colours.

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