Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:47:48 +0530
Subject: 77th Junior State Championships 2014
I would request you to kindly circulate the under mentioned Circular to all affiliated Units & the Referee and also put it in the Website.
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT :
Following a few vested interested demands as to how Ms. Anuria Das has been permitted to participate in the forthcoming Jr. State Championships, it is clarified that the decision of 'not to permit any player to participate in the State Championships without participation in less than 50% of Ranking Tournaments and/or not having crossed 1st Rounds’ was taken considering intentional avoidance/reluctance of numbers of the Players of participation in the Ranking Tournaments and intention to have straight participation in State Championships. In this connection the relevant part of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 29thMay 2012 may be quoted :
The Members unanimously felt that it has become a trend on the part of Ranked Players not to participate in State Ranking Tournaments but to directly participate in State Championships and it is necessary to take corrective steps. After deliberations the Members agreed and accepted the proposal of the Tournament Committee that effective from 2013 all players including the Ranking Players of the State must participate in a minimum of 50% of the State Ranking Tournaments (in the event of any uneven numbers of tournaments, the greater value would be considered for calculating the percentage) and in default the concerned Player shall not be eligible to participate in State Championships.
Therefore, valid and cogent grounds for ‘inabilities to participate’ in Ranking Tournaments remained open to be judged on case to case basis in consonance with fair play and equity.
As Ms. Anuria Das was under suspension, she was debarred from participation in Ranking Tournaments until conclusion of suspension period. Thus, there was no issue of intentional avoidance or reluctance in participation and hence, the decision of 50% participation did not apply and she is legitimately entitled to participate in State Championships.
Similarly, in the case of Ms. Ankita Bothra, due to her father's serious and grave illness, she could not participate in 2 Ranking Tournaments. She did not avoid or showed reluctance in participation and hence, the decision of 50% participation did not apply and she is legitimately entitled to participate in State Championships.
Therefore, making uncalled for charges by a few vested interested persons is nothing but motivated and contrary to the principles of fair play and natural justice and cannot be entertained.