The Justice Lodha Committee has turned down the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s…
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finds itself on a sticky wicket over its decision to hold its Annual General Meeting at the Cricket Centre here on Wednesday.
On one hand are the Lodha Committee’s guidelines which they are expected to adhere to while on the other is the board’s keenness to go about its business.
The Lodha Committee, mandated by the Supreme Court, had on August 31 directed the board to limit its AGM to “routine business concerning the past year (2015-2016), and that any business or matters relating to the next year (2016-2017) be dealt with only after the adoption of the MoA and Rules as per the recommendations of the Committee in accordance with the same.”
The BCCI, in its response to the Lodha Committee, has assured the three-member panel of retired Supreme Court judges that the Board will not do anything which “does not have the sanction of law”.
“The Board is not likely to transact any other business in its AGM which is unauthorised except which it is legally bound to do so,” a BCCI source said.
The agenda for the AGM mentions the election of the secretary, appointment of the Working Committee, Standing Committee and Special Committee for 2016-17, appointment of the ombudsman and the Board’s representative for the ICC and Asian Cricket Council conferences.
Current BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke is set to be re-elected unopposed. The Maharashtra Cricket Association chief was appointed secretary after Anurag Thakur took over as president of the Indian cricket board earlier this year.
It is learnt the BCCI is also keen to appoint the national selectors for the senior, junior and women’s teams at the AGM. The last set of interviews for selectors took place on Tuesday in Mumbai.