BCCI Members to Discuss AGM Impasse on September 7
The Annual General Meeting of BCCI usually takes place in the last week of September. This year though, the meeting may have to be postponed till the Supreme Court appointed IPL probe panel tables its final report.
The current logjam pertaining to the BCCI's Annual General Meeting will come up for discussion when the members of the affiliated units meet at an "informal gathering" in Chennai on Sunday.
While BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI that "date for the Working Committee meeting has not been decided yet but will be convened shortly", sources said that the members have been summoned to Chennai to discuss the future course of action for the Board. (Also read: BCCI Non-Committal on Postponement of Annual General Meeting)
"We have been called for an informal gathering in Chennai where the current situation will be discussed. There are chances that the members would be sounded out about adjournment of the scheduled AGM till the Supreme Court appointed Mukul Mudgal committee tables its final report," a top official said. (Related: Mudgal panel gets two-month extension to submit report)
"Since Mr Srinivasan enjoys a majority, most of the members are of the opinion that we can obviously delay the AGM. Let us make it very clear. The BCCI AGM happening in the last week of September is a convention and not a rule as per the constitution. But obviously, if some members have any other ideas, that will also be heard," the official said.
The date of AGM is usually decided at the last Working Committee meeting of the session, where the annual accounts is placed before the all-powerful committee.
"The finance committee meeting has not been convened. It is the finance committee that prepares the annual accounts in which the president, secretary and the treasurer are the authorized signatories.
"Before convening Working Committee meeting, the BCCI treasurer (Aniruddh Chaudhary), who is the finance committee convenor needs to call a sub-committee meeting. Hope on Sunday, the dates of WC meeting are decided," a member of the committee preferring anonymity, said.
If cleared by the Mudgal Committee, Srinivasan is likely to be elected as the president from the East Zone with Jharkhand (Amitabh Chaudhary) and Odisha (Ranjib Biswal) being earmarked as the proposer and seconder. Even Tripura Cricket Association (Arindam Ganguly) is a Srinivasan loyalist.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (Jagmohan Dalmiya) and the National Cricket Club (also controlled by Dalmiya) however has never openly made their stance known but they are unlikely to swim against the tide.