BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said the decision was made after consultation with the legal team.© AFP
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed state associations that due to a coronavirus pandemic, the board will not be able to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) by September 30. In the letter, accessible to ANI, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said the decision was made after consultation with the legal team and that state associations will be informed of the date of the AGM in due course. The BCCI is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. The rules and regulations of the BCCI require that the BCCI hold an annual general meeting before September 30 of each year. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the registration service must In their Press Release No. 557 of July 29, 2020 (“Press Release”), have the Tamil Nadu Government extended the period for a registered association under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 to hold an annual general meeting by three months, from September 2020 to December 2020.
The press release further states that an annual general meeting of a registered association cannot be held online. The press release refers to a Government Decree No. 89 of June 16, 2020 issued by the Commercial Taxation and Registration Department (“Notice”), which reiterates Above.
“We have also sought legal advice regarding the applicability of the press release and notice to BCCI and in their view the same applies and BCCI is not required to hold its annual general meeting by September 30, 2020. Hereby informing the BCCI will not hold its annual general meeting by September 30, 2020. We will keep you informed of the date of the annual general meeting, ”he wrote.
In response to the mail, a president of a state association requesting anonymity said the professional approach was noticeable.
“We appreciate the secretariat’s approach as they keep us promptly and proactively informed of any necessary developments. As you can see, the way the decision was made is extremely professional,” he said.
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