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BCCI acting secretary pushes for 'illegal' SGM
Monday 10 July 2017

BCCI acting secretary pushes for 'illegal' SGM 
Acting BCCI president CK Khanna wrote to  members that mandatory procedures have not been followed for SGM, it needs to be rescheduled
The seven-member committee appointed by the BCCI in the last week of June to "study" the Justice RM Lodha committee reforms is responsible for the board's Special General Meeting (SGM) being cancelled.
The Board had called for a hurried SGM on Tuesday to confirm the four critical reforms shortlisted by the committee before it was going to be presented at the Supreme Court's July 14 hearing.
TOI had reported on July 5 that the SGM was in limbo and was all set to be called off simply because this committee had failed to communicate with the state members on what had been discussed.
BCCI's own constitution stipulates that a 10-day notice has to be served for the SGM. In case of an emergency, a meeting can be scheduled only if all members of the BCCI unanimously agree to it.
"The call for this meeting itself is illegal because it hasn't followed the notice period. This is a joke," four BCCI members told TOI.
Six members of the BCCI -- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Haryana and Saurashtra -- wrote to the acting president of the BCCI, CK Khanna between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, objecting to the SGM.
Rule 17(6) of the BCCI constitution gives its president the powers to postpone/reschedule/cancel the meeting at his discretion.
Khanna wrote to members of the BCCI late night on Monday informing them that because the mandatory procedures have not been followed for the SGM, it needs to be rescheduled for an earliest possible date, with the adequate notice period.
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and senior administrator Rajiv Shukla, who represents the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, have been at the forefront in calling for this hurried SGM despite being told by other senior office bearers and co-administrators that such a meeting itself is illegal in the first place.
Meanwhile, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) -- who weren't convinced about this committee being formed in the first place -- are not giving any serious thought whatsoever to this drama being played out.
The CoA is waiting to present its status report to the Supreme Court at the July 14 hearing and inform the bench that despite their best efforts, they have been unable to convince the BCCI members to implement the Lodha committee reforms.

The seven-member committee appointed by the BCCI in the last week of June to "study" the Justice RM Lodha committee reforms is responsible for the board's Special General Meeting (SGM) being cancelled.

The Board had called for a hurried SGM on Tuesday to confirm the four critical reforms shortlisted by the committee before it was going to be presented at the Supreme Court's July 14 hearing.TOI had reported on July 5 that the SGM was in limbo and was all set to be called off simply because this committee had failed to communicate with the state members on what had been discussed.

BCCI's own constitution stipulates that a 10-day notice has to be served for the SGM. In case of an emergency, a meeting can be scheduled only if all members of the BCCI unanimously agree to it.

"The call for this meeting itself is illegal because it hasn't followed the notice period. This is a joke," four BCCI members told TOI.Six members of the BCCI -- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Haryana and Saurashtra -- wrote to the acting president of the BCCI, CK Khanna between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, objecting to the SGM.Rule 17(6) of the BCCI constitution gives its president the powers to postpone/reschedule/cancel the meeting at his discretion.

Khanna wrote to members of the BCCI late night on Monday informing them that because the mandatory procedures have not been followed for the SGM, it needs to be rescheduled for an earliest possible date, with the adequate notice period.BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and senior administrator Rajiv Shukla, who represents the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, have been at the forefront in calling for this hurried SGM despite being told by other senior office bearers and co-administrators that such a meeting itself is illegal in the first place.

Meanwhile, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) -- who weren't convinced about this committee being formed in the first place -- are not giving any serious thought whatsoever to this drama being played out.The CoA is waiting to present its status report to the Supreme Court at the July 14 hearing and inform the bench that despite their best efforts, they have been unable to convince the BCCI members to implement the Lodha committee reforms.

(Courtesy: The Times of India)

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