"As regards to the de-recognition of Goa Cricket Association, such a step would be illegal as well as the same shall be against the interest of cricket and sports in Goa," the reply filed by GCA President Vinod Phadke has said.

The seven-page reply said that the show cause notice issued against the association is 'unwarranted' without jurisdiction and discloses non-application of mind and that it should be withdrawn.

SAG had issued a show cause notice to the GCA earlier this month pointing out that the cricket body has been violating the recommendations of Justice Pendse Commission, probing the infamous 2001 India-Australia match ticket scam, which had resolved that Phadke should not be allowed to participate in affairs of the body.

GCA, in its reply, has defended that the Congress-led state cabinet on February 14, 2005 had rejected the report of Justice Pendse Commission.

Though the Manohar Parrikar-led cabinet took another resolution to accept the report on May 23, 2012, and did not overrule the cabinet decision taken earlier.

"The said cabinet's decision dated May 23, 2012 is not legally tenable and is not legally binding on the Association," Phadke has said.

Phadke said that there are no allegations leveled against the current managing committee which is involved in the development of cricket in Goa.

The SAG in its notice had also warned the GCA to move to Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to take appropriate action.

Responding to it, Phadke has said that the BCCI is aware of the report of Justice Pendse Commission and it has not initiated any action.

"I will deal with any such eventuality by discussing the matter with BCCI," he added.

SAG Executive Director Sandip Jacques said on Wednesday that they have received the response from GCA, and it is being examined.

"It will be processed before the competent authority for further action," he said.

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