New Delhi: Amid a flurry of exit polls predicting the outcome of assembly elections ahead of the March 6 results, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Sunday said such surveys should at best be on entertainment channels.

"Opinion and exit polls should at best be on entertainment channels!," Quraishi tweeted this afternoon, taking a dig at the surveys.

The reaction of the CEC, who made his Twitter debut on February 29, came as television channels were busy predicting government formations and possible political fallouts of the current assembly elections in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur since the exercise ended on Saturday.

The Election Commission had banned exit polls till March 3, till the completion of assembly elections in the five states.

Quraishi brushed aside criticism of the poll body on the notices and action taken against some ministers during the high voltage campaign, saying it was part of the game and the EC has taken it in its stride.

He, however, expressed anguish at people accusing the EC of "bias."

"It hurts when people accuse me of bias," he said here on Sunday.

The CEC had earlier refused to comment on speculation about election results and possible political alliances, saying, "when elections end, politics starts.

"Our job is to conduct free and fair polls. And, we have done our job pretty well," he said.

"The discussion is intended to stimulate thinking on the volume and scheduling of T20 cricket, its role in developing the game further and the implications for cricket as a whole," Lorgat said.

Amongst other cricket matters, the CEC will consider the practical application of No Objection Certificates, the suitability of ICC Test and ODI ranking systems for determining qualification to ICC events and for promotion and relegation purposes, disability cricket and cricket in multi-sport games.

The CEC will also consider appointments to the ICC Cricket Committee in terms of the committee’s Terms of Reference.

"Clive Lloyd has completed a successful three year term as chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee and the CEC will consider this position and make a recommendation to the ICC Board," Lorgat said.

There will also be updates on the Future Tours’ Programme (FTP) Agreement, domestic integrity matters (anti-corruption and anti-doping), anti-racism policy and international venue accreditation standards.

The CEC comprises the Chief Executives or nominated representatives of the 10 Full Member nations as well as three Associate Member representatives.

(Agencies)