New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on April 17 hear the BCCI Committee of Administrators‘ (CoA) plea, seeking clarification as to whether disqualified office bearers or state associations can be nominated to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings. The BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM) was on Sunday adjourned till April 12 after it was decided that the board will now wait for the apex court’s verdict on the eligibility of the members, who can be present in the meeting. As per reports, the meeting was adjourned before it even formally began. Former BCCI president N Srinivasan was present despite in the meeting being warned by the CoA. Srinivasan was forced out of the BCCI in the aftermath of the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal. BCCI adjourns SGM after N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah among others mark their attendance
Other big names who were present at the meet included Sourav Ganguly, Rajiv Shukla, Niranjan Shah and TC Mathew. The meeting was chaired by acting president CK Khanna. The meeting was the first SGM meeting after the implementation of Lodha Panel reforms which axed Anurag Thakur, and other office bearers, from holding a post in the BCCI.
The Supreme-Court appointed CoA, which runs the Indian board, had earlier sought the urgent intervention of the Court in the matter two days before the meeting, following the likelihood that office bearers disqualified under the Lodha Committee’s recommendations would attend. The primary objective of the SGM is the appointment of BCCI’s representatives to the ICC meetings.