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BCCI AGM set for October 18 in Mumbai

The BCCI will hold its AGM and elections on October 18 in Mumbai. The elections are for five posts – president, vice president, secretary, co-secretary and treasurer – and will be in the spotlight given the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing current board chairman Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to contest a new term.

Shah on Thursday distributed a message, seen by ESPNcricinfo, to all state associations, outlining what’s on the agenda for the AGM. This includes updates “on ICC matters” and “ICC tax matters”.

As the next ODI World Cup is to be held in India at the end of 2023, the ICC will seek a tax exemption from the Indian government for the event, which the BCCI must regulate. This was the request of the global body to the BCCI for previous ICC events held in the country. The previous ICC event in India was the 2016 T20 World Cup and the ICC was not granted a tax exemption at the time, after which it withheld nearly $20-30 million from BCCI’s share of the central revenue pool. In 2020, the ICC had threatened to postpone the 2021 T20 World Cup – originally scheduled for India but later held in the UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic – because the BCCI had failed to secure a tax exemption from the Indian government.

Also on the BCCI’s meeting agenda will be whether it will nominate a candidate to run in the ICC presidential elections scheduled for November this year to succeed Greg Barclay. The new term for the ICC chairman starts in December.

Another item on the agenda was the inaugural Women’s IPL, which Ganguly said would begin early next year.

The agenda included:

  • Election and introduction of a representative of the general body in the top council
  • Induction of two representatives (one male and one female) of the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) into the Apex Council
  • Election and introduction of two representatives of the general body to the IPL Board
  • Induction of an ICA Representative to the IPL Board
  • Appointment of an ombudsman and ethics officer
  • Appointment of cricket committees and standing committees
  • Appointment of the referee committee
  • To designate the BCCI’s representative or representatives to the ICC or similar organization
  • Update on National Cricket Academy affairs
  • Update on India’s future tour schedules
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