Nari Contractor issue to figure at BCCI meet

Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association will raise the issue of humiliation inflicted on former India captain Nari Contractor at this season`s IPL final at the upcoming BCCI working committee.

Contractor returned to his South Mumbai home without witnessing the IPL final on April 25 at D Y Patil stadium as the ticket he carried was declared invalid.

The MCA had got the ticket from the IPL authorities.

"We have written a letter to BCCI that many of our guests were stopped at the gate of the D Y Patil Stadium though they had valid tickets for the final as the persons manning the entry points declared them as fake," MCA`s joint secretary Lalchand Rajput told today.

"It needed my personal call to IPL CEO Sundar Raman before they were allowed in after a long wait, but Contractor had, by then, returned home. I did not know he had gone back till he informed me about it the next day," he said.

The matter will be taken up at the Board`s Working Committee meeting (on May 2)," Rajput said.

MCA has also demanded that in future the staging of all IPL ties will have to be done through the respective local association, Rajput said.

This year, for example, Mumbai Indians directly dealt with the Cricket Club of India and held all their seven home matches at the Brabourne Stadium without going through MCA and the latter, in turn, boycotted these ties.