BCCI to discuss critical issues in Wednesday’s SGM

Among the items listed in the agenda is a formal adoption of the new Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations of the BCCI.

The Lodha reforms had stressed that the Board’s constitution should be binding on affiliated units.   -  AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold its Special General Meeting (SGM) here on Wednesday with some crucial issues to be dicussed by the affiliated State units.

Among the items listed in the agenda is a formal adoption of the new Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations of the BCCI.

The Lodha reforms had stressed that the Board’s constitution should be binding on affiliated units. “I hope it happens soon because many State associations have treated their constitution as classified information,” said a veteran cricket official.

“There are some State associations that have kept their membership list a secret. It is time the Supreme Court makes it mandatory for every association to display its membership list on its website. Some associations are run in an autocratic manner and have become the domain of a few who have been in power for decades,” continued the official.

As former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi pointed out, “For the first time in the last 15 years, a Special General Meeting of the Board will be without officials like N. Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah and Rajeev Shukla. This is a direct fall-out of Supreme Court’s special bench putting an end to disqualified State office-bearers from attending the SGM. The three BCCI officials cannot attend the meeting even as a nominee of the States.”

The appointment of an Ombudsman and the Conflict of Interest rules are also part of the agenda.

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