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BCCI forced to postpone SGM after N Srinivasan faction raises objection

The BCCI have postponed the Special General Meeting (SGM) after N Srinivasan and other state associations raised some technical objections and that protocol was not followed in convening the meeting.

cricket Updated: Jul 11, 2017 21:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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N Srinivasan, who is part of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, raised some technical objections to the SGM which forced the BCCI to postpone the meeting.(PTI)

The BCCI postponed its Special General Meeting after former president N Srinivasan and his faction raised objections against it on technical grounds.

Six state associations wrote to the BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, saying that protocol had not been followed while convening the meeting scheduled.

The units that raised the objections were Srinivasan’s Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, “disqualified” official Niranjan Shah’s Saurashtra Cricket Association, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry’s Haryana Cricket Association, TC Matthew’s Kerala Cricket Association, Goa Cricket Association and Karnataka State Cricket Association.

The postponment of the SGM continued the delaying tactics by one section of the BCCI office-bearers who are against the implementation of the Lodha Panel reforms.

Acting president Khanna then wrote to acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, asking him to take appropriate steps going by the book. All these associations had objected to the fact that a minimum 10-day notice period was necessary to convene a Special General Meeting of the BCCI as per the constitution (Article 17 sub clause (iii)).

Majority of the state associations were in favour of calling the SGM in order to break the impasse and move on by implementing all but three Lodha Committee reforms as recommended by the Special Committee of the BCCI.

The anti-Srinivasan faction’s contention was that the late Jagmohan Dalmiya had convened a similar SGM back in December 2002 by giving a two-day notice.

However, a senior BCCI official, who had attended that meeting, said: “Mr Dalmiya had convened that meeting because all members had unanimously condoned and the meeting was held. But in this case there are multiple associations raising objections. If they go ahead with the meeting, these units will move court filing a petition to get stay order on all decisions taken.”

The SGM was scheduled to take place at 4:30pm.

First Published: Jul 11, 2017 20:51 IST