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BCCI postponed the SGM after six state associations objected

The basic argument provided by all the six cricket associations was that they should have been informed at least ten days ahead of the date

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed its Special General Meeting (SGM), which was to take place on Tuesday. The delay has come in the wake of six state units alleging that the notice issued by Amitabh Choudhary, BCCI’s acting secretary, didn’t follow the correct procedure for convening the meeting.  It has been reported that six state associations wrote to CK Khanna, the acting president of the Indian board, alleging that protocol was not followed while calling the meeting.

The six units are Tamil Nadu CA, Saurashtra Cricket Association, Haryana CA, Kerala CA, Goa CA and Karnataka State CA. Following this, Khanna wrote to Chaudhary, requesting him to act in accordance with the protocol. The basic argument provided by all the six cricket associations was that they should have been informed at least ten days ahead of the date for the meeting, which they say they were not. As per BCCI’s constitution, Article 17 also says that minimum ten days notice period should be given.

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Most of the state associations wanted to call the meeting to move on and implement all except three Lodha Committee reforms recommended by the Special Court appointed Committee of the BCCI. The anti-Srinivasan faction’s point was that the Jagmohan Dalmiya had once convened an SGM back in 2002 by giving a two-day notice.

Multiple associations objected 

But a BCCI official, who was a part of that meeting, was quoted as saying by India Today, “Yes, Mr. Dalmiya had convened that meeting because all members had unanimously condoned and the meeting was held. But in this case, there are multiple associations raising objections. If they go ahead with the meeting, these units will move court filing a petition to get stay order on all decisions taken.”

The meeting was scheduled to be taken place at 4.30 PM and there is no announcement on when it will take place next.

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