Old BCCI constitution stands extinguished, says CoA

CoA also says it will do the role of Apex Council and IPL Governing Council.

(Representative Image) The CoA has also said that day-to-day functioning of the BCCI will be managed by a group of professionals.   -  AFP

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) issued a fresh set of directions on Thursday stating that following the order of the Supreme Court dated August 9 and thereupon the New Constitution of the BCCI being registered with the Registrar of Societies, Tamil Nadu, the Old Constitution of the BCCI stands extinguished.

The CoA has also said that day-to-day functioning of the BCCI will be managed by a group of professionals.

Significantly, the CoA has said that the role of the nine-member Apex Council and the IPL Governing Council will be performed by it till the time the two decision-making bodies come into place at the next Annual General Meeting.

Immediate effect

The CoA has also directed that all Committees — except the Cricket Advisory Committee (Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman) and the duly reconstituted Selection Committees — under the Old Constitution stand dissolved with immediate effect and should a need arise to take decisions on certain important matters, either it will take them or delegate it to an ad-hoc committee.

With the Supreme Court giving a finality to the BCCI’s New Constitution, the CoA has reiterated its opinion that ``Any power exercisable by any office-bearer will henceforth be only as mandated under the New Constitution and shall be exercised only with the prior approval of the CoA. The office-bearers and/or their respective Executive Assistants as well as the employees of BCCI shall not undertake any travel outside India at BCCI’s expense without the prior approval of the CoA.”

Another point stated in the new set of directions is that the CEO (Rahul Johri) shall sign all contracts/appointment letters on behalf of the BCCI under the supervision and control of the CoA, all contracts/ tender documents having value of above ₹25 lakh shall be put up by the CEO before the CA for specific approval.”

The CoA has also named the following persons who will operate the BCCI and IPL bank accounts. They are: Rahul Johri, Santosh Rangnekar, Hemang Amin, Syed Saba Karim, Anil Joshi and Vijay Tiwari.

The CoA has also restated an earlier Supreme Court order that said: “A CoA shall supervise the administration of the BCCI through its Chief Executive Officer.