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CoA issues notice to BCCI officials for not inviting Rahul Johri to SGM

Till date, Johri, in his capacity as the CEO, has attended all SGM since joining the BCCI.

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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) were left absolutely unimpressed by the actions of the office bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently. The reason behind this being the ignorance of the office bearers during the recent board SGM. The CoA have issued a notice to the office bearers for not having invited the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri at the SGM.

As per the reports in the Indian Express, the notice has been issued to the top officials as well, which includes the acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and the treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary. The CoA often issues the Status Reports. According to the third Status Report, which was released on April 6 this year, the CEO Rahul Johri is ought to be considered as a representative at all the Special General Meetings (SGM).

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However, in the most recent meeting, the acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary reportedly asked Rahul Johri and a few other BCCI officials to leave the meeting premises. One of the top BCCI officials confirmed the same and also confirmed the news of the CoA warning the office bearers.

Johri had attended all previous SGMs

“Yes, Mr Khanna, Mr Amitabh Chaudhary, and Mr Anirudh Chaudhary have all received e-mail communication from the CoA. The CoA wants to know how Rahul Johri was debarred from the meeting. Till date, Johri, in his capacity as the CEO, has attended all SGM since joining the BCCI,” the BCCI official quoted.

Along with Johri, the general manager M V Sridhar was also not allowed to be a part of the recent meeting. Other team members of Johri were also debarred. Talking about the meeting, the office bearers came to a conclusion that all proposed plans of good governance by the Lodha Reforms made very little sense. The collectively rejected all the key reforms including the one about cooling period suggested by the Lodha panel.

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