Mumbai, Nov 15:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Saturday called an emergency Working Committee meeting in Chennai on Tuesday to decide its future course of action on holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the subsequent elections.
The AGM – scheduled for Nov 20 – had to be postponed by another four weeks in the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court’s decision to name those under the Mudgal Committee scanner including sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan, BCCI chief operating officer (COO) Sunder Raman, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and Chennai Super Kings team official Gurunath Meiyappan besides at least three unnamed players.
The emergency meeting had to be called after the Supreme Court also stopped Srinivasan from seeking re-election saying he wasn’t eligible to stand in the election till the probe into the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing and betting scandal was complete, according to ESPNCricinfo.
The BCCI had earlier postponed its AGM and annual elections after the Supreme Court Sep 1 ignored pleas to reinstate sidelined board chief Srinivasan in his post.
After Friday’s revelations, confusion raised among BCCI members about the status of the AGM.
BCCI counsel C.A. Sundaram sought permission to put off the AGM by four weeks, which was granted to him by the Supreme Court.
It is believed that the election of the president, secretary, joint-secretary, treasurer and five vice-presidents is only one of the several issues on the agenda of the AGM.
The BCCI hurriedly issued a notice for the emergency Working Committee meeting in accordance with the board’s rule-book, which says that notice for such a meeting needs to be issued at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
According to the cricket website, BCCI haven’t managed to formally notify all members so far but most of the Working Committee members have been verbally informed about the meeting.