The 84th annual general meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be held in Chennai on September 29. And the meeting will be chaired by Board president, N. Srinivasan.
Mr. Srinivasan, who spoke to a few reporters on his way out of the working committee venue on Sunday, said categorically that he would chair the upcoming AGM. Till then Jagmohan Dalmiya will continue in his present role.
The CAB president, however, was in chair during the emergent working committee meeting but for a brief while when Mr. Srinivasan took over to perform his constitutional function as the president of the Board.
Welcoming the members to the meeting, Mr. Dalmiya informed that there were certain constitutional and statutory functions of the president of the BCCI which would have to be discharged by him till the next AGM. Then the working committee invited Mr. Srinivasan to attend the meeting.
Mr. Srinivasan, who is looking to continue as the Board president for one more year, chose Chennai as the venue for the AGM by using his “presidential power,” informed one of the officials.
The disciplinary committee of the Board will meet shortly to consider ACSU chief Ravi Savani’s report on the alleged match and spot-fixing charges against players during the IPL-6.
While the meeting did not discuss India’s tour of South Africa later this year, the house approved a proposed home series against the West Indies in November. It is expected that at least two Tests and five ODIs are slated to be played. It was also learnt that Mumbai and Kolkata could be the two Test venues.
The itinerary of this tour would be finalised by next week.
The Indian team’s tour of New Zealand for two Test and five ODIs in January-February next and the Indian team’s tour of England for five Tests and five ODIs and one T20 from July to September 2014 were also approved.
The meeting accepted the NCA Board’s recommendations in principal to enter into an arrangement with MRF Pace Foundation, to use the facilities of the KSCA at Alur near Bangalore and to set up a zonal academy in each of the five zones and a dedicated academy for the North-Eastern States at Guwahati.
The meeting also approved suggestions made by Mr. Dalmiya on the steps to be taken during the CLT20 to curb unlawful activities.
The important ones include: i): appointment of an anti-corruption official along with a dedicated security official per team, ii): restricting movement around the dugout and match officials area and enforcement of a strict code of conduct, iii): disclosure of cellular phone numbers of players and support staff and screening of all calls coming through the hotel telephone exchange, iv): disclosure of details of all gifts received by the players and support staff 15 days prior to the commencement of the tournament.