Panaji: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is legally examining a complaint filed against Goa Cricket Association Chief Dayanand Narvekar alleging that he violated election code of conduct by distributing cricket kits to players free of cost.

Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi told reporters that they have received a complaint against Narvekar for distributing cricket kits, which was in violation of code of conduct.

"We are examining the issue from legal point of view since it was distributed through cricket board," he said adding that the commission will soon take a final call on it.

Narvekar, a Congress legislator, was accused of distributing cricket kits free of cost to players through GCA even when election code of conduct was in force. Besides, he had also assured payment of Rs 30,000 to registered clubs by way of financial help though no payment was actually made.

Two prominent citizens, Shekhar Salkar and Vallabh Kamat Dhakankar, had filed complaint against Narvekar with the commission.

The commission officials during their preliminary enquiry had found Narvekar guilty of violating code of conduct.

A senior state administration officer enquiring into the incident had recommended that First Information Report be filed against Narvekar.

(Agencies)