Guwahati: The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has indefinitely postponed its Annual General Meeting, which was supposed to be held by September 30 this year. The Indian Cricket Board is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, according to which, the board needs to hold an AGM before September 30 each year.
BCCI secretary, Jay Shah informed the state cricket boards about the postponement through a letter on Friday, September 11, 2020.
”Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Registration Department, Tamil Nadu Government have extended the period for a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, to conduct an Annual General Meeting by three months, from September 2020 to December 2020,”, the BCCI president wrote in the letter to the state associations.
The release further stated that an Annual General Meeting of a registered society cannot be conducted online as per a Government Order no. 89 dated 16th June 2020 issued by the Commercial Taxes and Registration Department.
The BCCI president in the letter clarified that the BCCI decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting only after taking proper legal opinion on the subject.
The last AGM of BCCI took place in October 2019, when former India captain Sourav Ganguly took over as the president of the Indian Cricket Board.
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