The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed its Annual General Meeting for the second time. Initially, it was scheduled on November 20, but now, the working committee has decided to hold it on December 17. This is a first time in the history of the BCCI. According to the constitution, AGMs should be held before September 30.
The BCCI’s AGM has been severely affected by the Supreme Court hearing on the IPL scam. The SC has scheduled the next hearing on November 24 when four non-playing members, who were served notices for their links with the IPL match fixing, have to reply to a Special SC Bench. Two of the four non-players are former president N. Srinivasan and former IPL CEO Sundar Raman.
“We will wait for the Supreme Court decision. Whatever they say, we will accept,” said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. He also hinted that no action will be taken against either Sundar Raman or Srinivasan till proved guilty.
Srinivasan is seeking another term as BCCI president. The probe report on the IPL scam has already said he was not involved in match-fixing or betting but shielded individuals who were involved in betting. Sundar Raman has also been linked with bookies.
BCCI Media Release said that “The Members noted the conclusions in the final report of the Mudgal committee and felt that there is no taint on the conduct of Mr. N. Srinivasan and the allegations levelled against him by unscrupulous elements were baseless and were aimed at destabilizing the working of the BCCI. Mr. Sundar Raman gave his explanation relating to his role with reference to the conclusions relating to him in the report of the Mudgal committee. The Members heard his explanation and decided that the Board should support Mr. Sundar Raman to represent himself before the Supreme Court.”
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