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Timely action by TN Football Association

CHENNAI: With the crisis in the Chennai Football Association deepening, it seemed a timely action by the Tamil Nadu Football Association to supersede the CFA with immediate effect.

As per the TFA constitution, an ad hoc committee will soon be in place and its term can last up to two years.

The decision, though, had nothing to do with the administrative problems that the Association has been facing due to differences among the members over the way Secretary E. Sugumaran has been conducting the affairs. Only recently the CFA President C.R. Visswanathan had resigned from his post.

The latest TFA action pertains to the judgement and decree passed by the IV Assistant Judge of the City Civil Court on March 5 this year on a civil suit filed by Perambur Blues FC, a member of CFA.

The court had restrained the CFA by way of permanent injunction from implementing or giving effect to or acting upon any of the resolutions passed, or transactions approved or adopted in the AGM of CFA on May 31, 2009.

The court also restrained TFA from doing the same with regard to the aforesaid meeting.

The TFA, at its Central council meeting held in May 2010, while discussing the judgement, decided on seeking further legal opinion to know if the state body could initiate action against the CFA.

Based on the view of Government Advocate attached to the Additional AG (Tamil Nadu), M. Sreenivasagan, that the State association can initiate action against the CFA Secretary and also supersede the city body, the TFA has now taken the latest step.

“As to whether action will be taken against the CFA Secretary, we will have to wait,” a TFA senior office-bearer said.

Mukilesh sizzles

U. Mukilesh Kumar's unbeaten 106 was the highlight of Little Hearts' 138-run rout of Loyola CA in the Prahlad u-13 cricket tournament here on Tuesday.

The scores: Little Hearts 230 for two in 25 overs (U. Mukilesh 106 not out, T. Selva Kumar 79) bt Loyola CA 92 for five in 25 overs.

Chennai CA 79 in 19.3 overs (M. Siddarth three for 18) lost to Future Stars 80 for three in 14 overs.

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