BCCI demanded Special General Meeting on June 22 to discuss lingering policy issues

Vastavam web: Peeved with the Committee of Administrators (CoA), around 13 state units of the BCCI have demanded a Special General Meeting (SGM) on June 22 to discuss lingering policy issues such as players’ contracts, a long-standing revenue dispute with the ICC, and commercial ventures of the board.Incidentally, the SGM if held, will happen before the Supreme Court’s next hearing on July 5.It is learnt that around 13 full member units (minimum 10 full members required) have listed a 10-point agenda forcing acting president CK Khanna to instruct acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to call for a SGM.While some of the key issues remain the same, a section in the BCCI is livid with the manner in which certain decisions pertaining to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) have been taken of late and how the cricket operations division has taken “unilateral decisions” without consulting the general body.

Point No 8 states: “To consider and to take decisions on all matter pertaining to the National Cricket Academy, its programs, and all matters pertaining to the proposed new National Cricket Academy Head Quarters.”The officials also want to discuss the policy decisions recommended by GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim.

Point 9 states: “To consider and to take decisions on all matters of cricket operations including but not limited to the Domestic Season (2018-19.).” The old guard of BCCI is also unhappy with the head hunting agency that is helping BCCI find “highly-paid executives”. Recently, the COA had okayed the appointment of GM (marketing) but the candidate apparently backed out after a number of senior officials questioned her credibility to run a sports organisation.The members also want to discuss “legal matters and on the matter of legal representation of the BCCI, and other decisions of the policy nature of BCCI.