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Odisha, Bihar and Uttarakhand yet to submit registered Constitution

While the Committee of Administrators has allowed the cricket associations of Odisha, Bihar and Uttarakhand to attend the BCCI AGM/election in Mumbai on October 23, these three associations have not submitted their registered Constitution to the BCCI. They have been told to do so by 5 p.m. on October 13.

“If these three can be given extra days, the CoA should have given the same to the cricket associations of Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Maharashtra. The CoA should have allowed the three Government departments to attend the AGM and take part in the election. UP should have been allowed a replacement. The CoA has not allowed the Manipur CA president who is an MLA, but what about Delhi which has in its Committee an MLA? The CoA should have done more work on Baroda and Madhya Pradesh,” said an official in the know of things.

Former GM, Game Development of the BCCI, Prof. Ratnakar Shetty was sympathetic to the three Government departments — Railways, Services and Universities.

In a statement he said: “It is indeed very surprising that SSCB, RSPB and AIU shall not be represented at the ensuing AGM of the BCCI.

While restoring their full-member status, the Supreme Court had laid down certain conditions for the eligibility of their representative, restricting it to one of their retired cricketers.”

Prof. Shetty also pointed out a CoA directive. “One must also remember that the CoA had issued guidelines that the only player association was the Indian Cricketers Association with each member association being treated as a chapter of this umbrella organisation.

Gopalaswami’s diktat

The BCCI electoral officer N. Gopalaswami issued a circular on Friday that, with the campaigning having started for the election on October 23, BCCI office-bearers and representatives, office-bearers, councillors of the BCCI member associations shall not undertake travel at the expense of the BCCI or be reimbursed by the BCCI for travel, boarding or lodging or any other expenses incurred by them until the completion of the BCCI election.

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