BCCI to hold AGM under the shadow of Lodha panel reforms

Mumbai, Sep 20: With the shadow of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha panel recommendations hanging over its head, the BCCI will be conducting its 87th Annual General Meeting here tomorrow with one of the items on the agenda being the election of its honorary secretary.

The formal notice for the meeting was sent by honorary secretary Ajay Shirke on August 31 and, interestingly, one of the main items that is to be taken up is the election of the new honorary secretary after duly filed nominations are sent to the BCCI during a two-hour window today afternoon, scrutinized immediately afterwards and list of eligible candidates displayed.

The election of the honorary secretary has been necessitated as Shirke was nominated by president Anurag Thakur after the latter was elevated to the helm of affairs of the beleaguered Board on May 22, following the resignation tendered by incumbent Shashank Manohar, in accordance with Rule 13 (a) (ii) of the BCCI's existing Memorandum of Rules and Regulations.