Chennai, Sep 8: In an apparent bid to give its under-fire President N Srinivasan some time, the BCCI deferred its much-anticipated Annual General Meeting after an informal gathering of its members units here yesterday (September 7).
The unofficial meeting was called to discuss the impasse which surrounds the AGM as a majority of BCCI members wanted it postponed till the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee submits its final report on the IPL spot-fixing scandal in the first week of November.
The solution worked out was to convene a Working Committee meeting on September 26. With this, the AGM is unlikely to be held on the scheduled date of September 30 as rules demand for a three-week gap between the two meetings.
The meeting, which had Srinivasan in attendance, had representation from 18 units, while three others joined in via teleconference. Among those joining in via teleconference were interim President Shivlal Yadav, who represents the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
"After taking all the possible technical and legal opinions, at the moment, there seems to be no other option but to postpone the AGM," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said after the meeting.
The meeting was a show of strength by Srinivasan, who has been forced to step aside due to the ongoing inquiry into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
"There is no way that the BCCI AGM can be held within September 30. Around 20 members today attended the meet which showed that Srinivasan has overwhelming majority among the 31 members," another BCCI official said.