CoA stands by its decision, quashes Amitabh's request

Choudhary, in his letter, had requested the CoA to work as a team with the office-bearers for implementing the administrative reforms.

The CoA, led by Vinod Rai, decided to stand by its decision taken on Thursday.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES


The CoA has set aside Choudhary's request to work as a team. In a response to Choudhary's email on Friday, the CoA stated: “Thank you for your mail of 16th March. We appreciate its contents. After due consideration of the facts contained therein, we take this opportunity to reiterate our instructions of 15th March 2018.”

On Thursday, the CoA had issued an advisory that barred BCCI office-bearers from representing the Board in legal cases, appointed alternate signatories in case the office-bearers fail to sign major communication and appointment letters, and barred the office-bearers and their executive assistants to travel for BCCI work without the CoA's written permission.

After suggesting inaction by the Committee of Administrators, Choudhary, in his letter, had requested the CoA to work as a team with the office-bearers for implementing the administrative reforms.

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“Considering more than a year has elapsed since the appointment of the Committee, the undersigned therefore requests the Committee, with all humility at his command, that instead of running each other down it guides us all with single minded determination towards the paramount objective of expediting the implementation of the 18th July, 2016 judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India,” he wrote.

Even BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri has spelt out the detailed process undertaken before zeroing in on Ms. Priya Gupta as Manager – Marketing and Communications.

Read the text of Rahul Johri's e-mail here