CoA, in a mail to the TNCA, has intimated that their amended constitution isn't still fully compliant. Getty

The Committee of Administrators, on Thursday (September 25), informed the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association that their recently-registered state association constitution isn't compliant with the Lodha recommendations.

TNCA had registered its constitution with the Registrar of Societies, Tamil Nadu and gone ahead with the elections on Thursday, where Rupa Gurunath - daughter of N Srinivasan - was appointed as the first female president of a BCCI state unit.

However, in a mail accessed by Cricbuzz, CoA noted 21 points on which the TNCA is not compliant, and stated that unless they align with the proposed changes, they won't be eligible to be a part of BCCI's annual general meeting, set to take place on October 23.

The CoA wrote, "various amendments have been made by TNCA in the Amended Constitution on a deliberate misinterpretation of the order dated 20th September, 2019," and added that they are non-compliant as per "articles 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33 and 34."

One of the points of contention was the number of Vice President posts. TNCA has elected two of them but the CoA insists on having only one. Also, one of the key changes proposed include that the age cap of 70 years remains across positions, not restricted to office bearers.

"The CoA further clarifies that the Hon'ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 20th September 2019 in no manner permits removal of all disqualifications in relation to Members of the Apex Council, as has been effected by TNCA in its Amended Constitution by removal of Rule 14 (3) to (5)," the CoA email further stated.

TNCA has time until October 4, 2019 to amend its constitution in order to be eligible for BCCI's AGM.

TNCA has refused to make an official comment on this issue as of now since the new office bearers have taken charge only a few hours ago. However, multiple members of the body have taken a similar stand stating that they have amended their constitution as per the orders of the Supreme Court and may not heed to CoA's directions on the proposed changes.