State Units Advised by BCCI Not to Hold Elections Until the SC Verdict

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BCCI to State Units: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has summoned a special meeting of the Apex Council for Tuesday, August 23, to talk about the election. The formality must be finished by the end of September, and state associations like the BCCI must notify their members 21 days in advance. Currently, the state associations are debating when to hold elections. Several MCA officials have stated that the meeting on Tuesday will be discussing postponing the election.

MCA secretary Sanjay Naik’s August 20 mail to members says that “As advised by the Hon’ble President, an emergent meeting of the Apex Council will be held on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022 at 5 PM at the office of the Association to discuss the following agenda.”

The single item on the agenda is then mentioned: “1. To inform the members about the Association’s upcoming elections.” On September 28, the MCA was scheduled to have its AGM-cum-elections. When asked about it, Naik responded that he won’t be able to speak until after the meeting.

The BCCI’s counsel may be timely because it would have preferred that all state associations follow the Supreme Court’s decision, which the BCCI is currently awaiting. As was previously reported, the BCCI, which is led by Jay Shah as secretary and Sourav Ganguly as president, has asked the supreme court to hear their argument against the removal of the cooling-off period.

The decision of the Supreme Court in this case will determine whether Ganguly and Shah continue to practise. The matter hasn’t been fully heard in court yet, but it has learned that it was uploaded in the first week of September.

Earlier, following the Supreme Court’s decision on the Lodha Committee’s recommendations, each state association under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was required to amend its constitution. In an effort to make administration more professional, the Lodha Committee granted voting rights to all former international players in their respective associations, forbade anyone from holding a position after turning 70, and increased the authority of the respective Chief Executive Officers over the BCCI and state associations.

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