Postponing BCCI AGM will be illegal: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) scandal, Thursday protested any possible move by the Indian cricket board to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its working committee that meets in Chennai Friday.

Postponing BCCI AGM will be illegal: Aditya Verma

New Delhi: Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) scandal, Thursday protested any possible move by the Indian cricket board to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its working committee that meets in Chennai Friday.

"In this meeting the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will pass a resolution to postpone the AGM and the elections by three months. The AGM was scheduled for Sep 30 and the Supreme Court has already accepted the interim appeal of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB). Postponing the AGM is a violation of BCCI's own constitution," said Verma, who is the secretary of CAB.

Verma launched a scathing attack on interim president Shivlal Yadav, secretary Sanjay Patel and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary saying they are in collusion with ousted chief N. Srinivasan.

The AGM and the subsequent elections of the BCCI were slated for the end of this month as Srinivasan's term for a third year in office expires Sep 29. To call an AGM, the working committee needs to give a notice of 14 days.

The BCCI is also mulling approaching the Registrar of Societies seeking a three-month extension for convening its Annual General Meeting (AGM), in a move apparently aimed at facilitating Srinivasan’s bid to recontest the presidential post in the election which otherwise is generally held in September-end. Srinivasan has also been elected as the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.

The BCCI is being forced to postpone the elections after the Supreme Court Sep 1 ignored pleas to reinstate Srinivasan as its president. It also gave two more months to the Mukul Mudgal Committee to submit the final report in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The scam involved 13 people, including some prominent cricketers.  

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