BCCI AGM Postponed Indefinitely: Board Tells State Units
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19 pandemic. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a letter addressed to the BCCI's state affiliates that according to the Tamil Nadu government's directive, the AGM of the societies registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, could not be held online.
Shah also said that a three-month extension had been granted, from September to December, to all the societies registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
The Rules and Regulations of the BCCI requires it to hold an AGM by September 30 of each year. "Owing to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Registration Department, Tamil Nadu Government, in their press release No.557 dated 29th July 2020 have extended the period for a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, to conduct an AGM by three months, from September 2020 to December 2020," said Shah in the letter.
"We also sought legal opinion regarding the applicability of the press release and the Notification on BCCI, and as per their view the same is applicable and BCCI is not required to conduct its AGM by 30 September 2020," he said.
"In view thereof, you are hereby informed that the BCCI will not have its AGM by 30 September 2020. We will keep you informed regarding the date of the Annual General Meeting," he said, addressing the state units, in the one-page letter.
The last AGM that the BCCI conducted was late last year.