According to sources, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has instructed the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) that it may hold the elections on the planned day. Hence, MCA elections will proceed as scheduled. The MCA was to conduct its AGM-cum-elections on September 28.
“An MCA official got a call from a BCCI office-bearer on Tuesday and told that the association can conduct the elections,” said an MCA source. The elections, thus, are likely to happen on September 28, as previously decided by the association.
Due to this change, the emergent Apex Council meeting on Tuesday night is no longer necessary. Because it was supposed to decide whether to postpone the elections on the BCCI’s recommendation. The meeting will still take place, according to an MCA representative.
Next month, when the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set, Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah will be required to resign. This will be for a minimum of three years in order to fulfil the required cooling-off period.
In addition to Shah and Ganguly, joint secretary Jayesh George has worked for the state association cricket board. As a result, all three of them are required by law to leave their positions for a required layoff period.
The abrupt shift in the BCCI’s stance toward the state association elections is unexpected. Because up until recently, board members had been pushing the state units not to rush the elections. This is as the BCCI itself has petitioned the Supreme Court for a ruling on their request to repeal the constitution’s cooling-off clause. It is unknown what caused the situation to shift. Both are anticipated to run for office again.
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