It’s official now. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold the much-awaited annual general meeting (AGM) in Chennai on March 2. The decision was taken in an emergent meeting of the working committee of BCCI here on Sunday.
“The Working Committee of the BCCI at its emergent meeting held in Chennai today decided to hold the Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2015 in Chennai at 9.30 am,” BCCI said in a release.
The AGM is significant considering the elections for the top positions in the board are to be held in the meeting. The holding of AGM had to be deferred a number of times because of the IPL spot-fixing case.
“The committee discussed the implications of the Supreme Court judgement and decided to act as per legal advise,” said the release.
The decision to hold AGM was taken in the wake of the apex court order on January 22, which directed that BCCI will have to hold its AGM-cum-elections within six weeks. The SC had also observed that no one who has any commercial interest in the BCCI events (including N Srinivasan) shall be eligible for contesting the elections for any post whatsoever.
BCCI’s president-in-exile Srinivasan was also told by the SC that he won’t be able to stand for presidential elections unless he completely dissociates himself with the India Cements-owned IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
The deadline, according to the SC order, for conducting the AGM falls in the first week of March.