The Board of Control for Cricket in India will have its first Annual General Meeting in three years on December 1 in Mumbai.
InsideSport.co is in possession of the AGM notice and preliminary agenda issued by the newly-elected secretary Jay Shah. The initial notice among other things includes amendment to the tenure and cooling off clause. There is recommendation to replace the term “office bearer” with the “president and secretary” in the clause about “cooling off period”.
The revised proposal reads: “A President or Secretary who has served in such position for two consecutive terms in the BCCI shall not be eligible to contest any further election without completing a cooling off period of three years. During the cooling off period, such ‘Office bearer’ shall not be a member of the Governing Council or of any committee whatsoever of the BCCI. The expression ‘President’ or ‘Secretary’ should not be permitted to be circumvented by being a member of any other committee or of the Governing Council in BCCI, as the case may be.”
The existing clause read as following, “An office bearer who has held any post for two consecutive terms either in a state association or in the BCCI (or a combination of both) shall not be eligible to contest any further election without completing a cooling off period of three years. During the cooling off period, such an office bearer shall not be a member of the Governing Council or of any committee whatsoever of the BCCI or of a state association. The expression ‘office bearer’ should not be ermitted to be circumvented by being a member of any other committee or of the Governing Council in BCCI or any State association, as the case may be.”
The amendment, if passed, shall allow Gangly and Shah to complete three years as the BCCI president and secretary respectively.
Another key proposal recommends empower the board secretary to be the reporting head of all the management personnel, including the CEO.
With an elected body back in the BCCI office after three years, several key amendments are on the cards to restore powers of the elected members.
The elected body has also moved a resolution to allow the elected members the complete control of day to day functioning of the board. The clause 8/19 (2) that presently reads, “The day‐to‐day management of the BCCI shall be conducted by professionals in both cricketing and non‐cricketing matters” is proposed to be amended as “The day‐to‐day management of the BCCI shall be conducted by the professionals in both cricketing and non‐cricketing matters under the direct supervision, direction and control of the respective Office Bearers”.
Thus, the office bearers will now work under the direct supervision of the elected members.
Another major amendment is proposed with a view to clear the way for N Srinvasan’s return to the ICC.
According to the notice, more items will be added to the agenda.