BCCI members not to allow CoA to chair SGM

Among the members who took part in the teleconference, many were disqualified members as per the Supreme Court order of January 2, 2017.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) will submit a copy of the full Deloitte Audit Report on the BCCI full member associations to the Supreme Court on March 20.   -  PTI

In a teleconference arranged for a large group of BCCI full member associations on Wednesday evening, it was agreed not to accede to the request of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to defer the Special General Meeting (SGM) convened by the BCCI jt. secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in New Delhi on April 9. Among the members who took part in the teleconference, many were disqualified members as per the Supreme Court order of January 2, 2017.

“It was also decided that the SGM will not allow the CoA to chair the meeting because, according to the BCCI Rules and Regulations, it is the right of the BCCI president to chair general body meetings,” said a full member who will attend the SGM.

In a communication to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri on Monday, the BCCI office bearers — C.K. Khanna (acting president) Amitabh Chaudhary (jt. secretary, discharging the duties of the secretary) and Anirudh Chaudhry (treasurer) – had categorically stated that they are not in a position to defer the SGM because the meeting has been requisitioned by majority of the BCCI general body. The BCCI officials told the CoA that it would arrange for video conference facility.

At the meeting between the CoA’s Vikram Limaye, Diana Edulji and the three officials on Monday, it was made clear that the CoA was on top of all the BCCI structures. But the three officials responded by saying that they are bound by the BCCI Rules and Regulations which does not place age restrictions. Identifying candidates for the ICC meeting in Dubai on April 26 and 27 is on top of the SGM agenda tomorrow.

The CoA has convened a meeting of the ten IPL match staging associations at New Delhi on Thursday (March 30) and an IPL Governing Council meeting thereafter. The CoA is not likely to allow Mohinder Pandove to attend the meeting because he is over 70, and in these circumstances the rest of the IPL GC members, Rajeev Shukla (Chairman), Sourav Ganguly, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Dr. P. V. Shetty may walk out.