BCCI suspends Annual General Meeting due to COVID-19

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Mumbai: The BCCI will not organise an Annual General Meeting (AGM) before September 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, secretary Jay Shah informed in a letter to the state associations on Friday (September 11).

“Owing to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Registration Department, Tamil Nadu Government in their press release no. 557 dated 29th July 2020 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,” Shah wrote in the letter.

“The Press Release further states that an Annual General Meeting of a registered society cannot be conducted online. It refers to a Government Order no.89 dated 16th June 2020 issued by the Commercial Taxes and Registration Department (‘Notification’) which reiterates the above.”

“We also sought legal opinion regarding the applicability of the Press Release and the Notification on BCCI and as per their view, the same is applicable and BCCI is not required to conduct its Annual General Meeting by 30 September 2020. We will keep you informed regarding the date of the Annual General Meeting,” the letter further stated.

Last year, the BCCI AGM took place on December 1 after Sourav Ganguly took over as the president finishing a 33-month tenure of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.

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