BCCI to hold AGM on Jan 27 in Kolkata

Published: Friday, January 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:The Cricket Board will hold its Annual General Body meeting on January 27 in Kolkata to enable its newly-elected office bearers to take over.

BCCI Secretary S K Nair said the meeting was being held as per direction of the Supreme Court so that the tenure of the last Board, headed by Jagmohan Dalmiya, could come to an end and the new Board takes over.

"Notice to the affiliated members of the Board on the January 27 meeting and venue would be sent today," Nair told PTI here today.

In its order on Monday, the Supreme Court had directed the Board to expeditiously convene the incomplete AGM for the purpose of taking over of the new Board headed by Ranbir Singh Mahendra.

"The AGM should conclude its proceedings even if it cannot transact business on the agenda pertaining to nomination of Dalmiya as the patron-in-chief and his nomination as the representative of BCCI to ICC," the Court's common order had said.

Asked whether any other meeting of any Standing Committee like the Working Committee would be held prior to the Jan 27 meeting, Nair said "first we must have this meeting concluded as per Court directive".

Meanwhile, BCCI sources said all the minutes as per the approved agenda were discussed on September 30 itself and all Standing Committees, including the Tours and Fixtures Committee had also been set up after elections on September 29. However, none of the members had been inducted to any Committee so far, they said.

"Considering this, the Jan 27 meeting should go through without any hitch but it is not known as yet whether Mr Dalmiya's nomination as Patron-in-Chief could be discussed or approved due to certain legalities involved," the sources said.

On whether Dnyaneshwar Agashe or Balasaheb Thorve of the Maharashtra Cricket Association would attend the meeting in Kolkata, the sources said "both were not party to the meeting on Sept 29 and 30 and are not likely to be invited or allowed to attend the meeting".

It may be recalled that the duo were not allowed to vote in the last AGM.

In its order, the Supreme Court had also made absolute its October 11 interim order restraining Dalmiya from becoming the Patron-in-Chief of BCCI and stayed a Madras High Court order appointing Justice S Mohan as interim administrator for conduct of elections.

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