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CoA meets BCCI officials, explains how board will function in transition

The elected office-bearers of BCCI met the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to understand the guidelines under which the BCCI will function during the period till the transition to the new governance structure is complete.

cricket Updated: Mar 27, 2017 23:32 IST
The BCCI officials have to work under the supervision of the Committee of Administrators.
The BCCI officials have to work under the supervision of the Committee of Administrators. (Reuters)

In what turned out to be the first meeting between the elected office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), the latter took the opportunity to explain the guidelines under which the BCCI will function during the period till the transition to the new governance structure is complete.

The one-and-a-half hour meeting on Monday afternoon was attended by BCCI vice-president CK Khanna, joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, and CoA’s Vikram Limaye and Diana Eduljee alongwith the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Khanna & Co had planned to hold meetings of BCCI members on April 9, the National Cricket Academy’s Board and the Indian Premier League Governing Council, but according to the directives issued by CoA, they will need to get written permission from the Vinod Rai-led body to convene any meeting.

The BCCI officials have been asked to postpone their meetings till the written permission procedure is followed. While the NCA meeting has been deferred, the call on the other two is expected in a day or two.

Treasurer Chaudhry said it was a cordial meeting. As for their planned meeting, he quipped: “It will be known in due course.”

It was learnt that Limaye informed the three office-bearers that they have to function under the supervision of the administrators, as per Supreme Court’s instructions.

The CoA also explained the procedure to make payments, instructing that all payments on behalf of the BCCI shall be approved by both the joint secretary and CEO. In the event of only one of them approving a payment, and the other failing to either reject or approve such payment within three days, the matter shall be placed before the CoA.

As stated in their communication published on the BCCI website: “If the CoA decides that the payment needs to be made, it shall be processed and made.”