The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informally advised its state units not to hold elections until the Supreme Court gives a verdict on the Board’s plea to abolish the cooling-off period for its office-bearers.
Of the 38 state units, at least 25 were to hold elections by September and with the Board’s advisory, the state associations will now have to wait at least till November to get a clarity on the election process.
Sportstar understands that the decision was taken to streamline the process across the state bodies. On Tuesday, the Mumbai Cricket Association has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the issue. Several other state associations, too, confirmed that they have been asked to halt the election for now.
In 2020, the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had filed a petition proposing changes made to the new BCCI constitution, and last month, the Board had moved the apex Court, seeking direction on their plea to allow president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to have another term.
In 2019, before the BCCI AGM, all the state units conducted their elections with a new constitution in September.