October 1, 2020

Jay Shah: Cannot be held on-line, BCCI indefinitely postpones its AGM as a result of COVID-19 pandemic



New Delhi: The BCCI has indefinitely postponed its Annual Normal Assembly, alleged to be held by September 30, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic because the assembly can’t be held on-line.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has knowledgeable the state items concerning the postponement. The Indian cricket board is registered below the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 and is required to carry an AGM earlier than September 30 every year.

“Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Registration Division, Tamil Nadu Authorities have prolonged the interval for a registered society below the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, to conduct an Annual Normal Assembly by three months, from September 2020 to December 2020,” Shah wrote within the letter accessed by PTI.

“The Press Launch additional states that an Annual Normal Assembly of a registered society can’t be carried out on-line. It refers to a Authorities Order no. 89 dated 16th June 2020 issued by the Business Taxes and Registration Division (‘Notification’) which reiterates the above.”

After taking a authorized opinion on the topic, BCCI determined to postpone the AGM to a later date. The BCCI Apex Council conferences have been carried out nearly amid the pandemic.

“We additionally sought authorized opinion concerning the applicability of the Press Launch and the Notification on BCCI and as per their view, the identical is relevant and BCCI isn’t required to conduct its Annual Normal Assembly by 30 September 2020,” the letter said.

“We are going to maintain you knowledgeable concerning the date of the Annual Normal Assembly,” Shah wrote.

The final BCCI AGM was held in October 2019 when Sourav Ganguly took over because the president, ending a 33-month tenure of the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Directors