Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai announced the date of BCCI elections. The election will be held on 22 October. The decision was reached on Tuesday by the three-member Committee in the capital. The elections of state associations are to be completed by 14 September and the names of the state associations are supposed to be sent by 23 September.
After the meeting, Rai stated that the top council of the state associations will now have 19 instead of 9 members as per the discussion with the Amicus Curiae.
“The Amicus was asked to hold mediations with the state associations as they had filed about 80 IAs in the court. The court told the amicus that you hold mediations with them and come back to us. The state associations have come forward and accepted all the recommendations and about 30-odd state associations have now been rendered compliant.”
He said, “From the main constitution, only one concession has been made by the Amicus and that is that the Apex Council of the BCCI had a limitation of 9 members, which was supposed to be mirrored to the states also. But there were some practical difficulties and it was felt that we needed to increase this number and make it more flexible. It was jointly decided that it would be 19 which would also include the three appointed members. The amicus said the time is ripe to hold elections. The BCCI election will be held on October 22. Those who haven’t complied will have to comply.”