21 - 02 - 2019

TCA administrator resigns

Agartala, Feb 1,2019: Retired Justice Alok Baran Pal is reported to have resigned from the position of Administrator of the Tripura Cricket Association.

Retired Justice Pal, who had been appointed bythe High Court to look after the TCA affairs, got beleaguered soon after assumption of the position with unsavory controversies relating to financial and other matters. Some of his decisions became highly controversial and large section of cricket loving community as well as members of the association went up in arms against him. They were demanding immediate resignation of Pal. The matter ultimately went to the High Court.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice ArindamLodh heard the case in several sittings and they also made no bones in expressing their displeasure at the way Pal as TCA administrator functioned.

The Division Bench heard the case today also and, according to sources, was about to pass an order in the evening when Pal was reported to have sent his resignation via an affidavit. His resignation, as reported, though wasnot surprising but it came in an unexpected manner.

According to sources, Pal had been reluctant to quit the position even at the forenoon today. He reportedly took the decision all of a sudden in the evening just before the verdict of Division Bench justices who had heard the case Thursday.