BCCI to call for second AGM after October 23

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Author 2019-10-15 11:54:00

Highlights

  • The second AGM could also see some other major decisions taken such as the appointment of an oversight committee of senior BCCI functionaries.
  • It is not known yet as to who exactly will be part of the oversight committee.
  • TOI had reported on October 3 that the BCCI AGM would not see any elections.
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MUMBAI: The members of the BCCI, on Sunday night, unanimously agreed to the appointment of five new office-bearers who will now be part of the nine-member apex council, as recommended by the Supreme Court in its July 16, 2018 order.

Soon after the appointment of the office-bearers and the submission of accounts - the two items mentioned on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 23, the BCCI will call for a second AGM with another 21-day notice. It is in that AGM that the new selection committee and India's representative to the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be appointed.

The second AGM, in fact, could also see some other major decisions taken such as the appointment of an oversight committee of senior BCCI functionaries to advise the office-bearers on day-to-day administration and a re-look at the existing constitution. It is not known yet as to who exactly will be part of the oversight committee. "There's still time for it. The important thing right now is the AGM on 23rd. The members need to first take charge of the Board," sources tracking developments said.

TOI had reported on October 3 that the BCCI AGM would not see any elections. On 13th, in Mumbai, the members unanimously agreed on the new set of office-bearers, thereby ensuring that the only other item on the AGM agenda - the signing and submitting of accounts - will be carried out.

India's representative to the ICC will be of huge importance, as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly spelt it out on Monday in Mumbai. "Someone of standing, and who understands the functioning of the ICC and its member boards will have to be appointed. Look at how BCCI is suffering today.

"The ICC is bent on pushing the new Future Tours Program (FTP) even when they know the BCCI is not comfortable with it. So aren't some other countries like West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and England. But nobody cares. That needs to be corrected," a senior BCCI member said.

Meanwhile, BCCI's new constitution - registered by the CoA itself - stipulates that an AGM has to be called for with the following items on agenda: confirmation of the minutes of the previous general meetings; adoption of the report of the secretary for the year under review; adoption of the treasurer's report and the audited accounts for the year under review; adoption of the annual Budget; appointment of auditor or auditors for the year and fix their remuneration; appointment of the ombudsman and ethics officer; appointment of the cricket committees and standing committees as mentioned in Rules 26 and 25.

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