The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel has told NDTV that the Board's Annual General Meeting will not be held till N Srinivasan is reinstated as BCCI chief.
Srinivasan remains suspended by the Supreme Court till investigation into 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal is completed. The Board has meanwhile called a Working Committee meeting on September 26.
According to the BCCI constitution, the AGM must be completed before September 30 but the Board is citing technicalities to defer the meeting.
"AGM is to be held after the president is back in power. Accounts cannot be signed without a president," Board secretary Sanjay Patel told NDTV.
A group of Srinivasan loyalists met in Chennai on Sunday to show their solidarity with the suspended BCCI boss. It is learnt from sources that Srinivasan will contest for the president's post once again. His name will be proposed by East Zone, whose turn it is to elect the BCCI president.
The BCCI's decision could invite legal issues. As per the constitution, the presence of the president is not mandatory in an AGM.