In a notice (TOI has a copy) to state associations on Thursday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote: “It is hereby announced that the 91st AGM of the BCCI, to be held in Mumbai on October 18, 2022, to conduct business as per the attached agenda. The time and venue of the AGM will be announced in due course The minutes of the 90th AGM, held on December 4, 2021, are attached. The rest of the agenda items will follow shortly. You are requested to attend the meeting.”
Most importantly, the agenda (this document has a copy) of the AGM convocation includes: “B. Election of the Office Holders of the BCCI President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer.” It will be interesting to see if the current BCCI president, former India Sourav Ganguly, is running again for the position and is re-elected, or if speculation is to be believed, Jay Shah, currently the secretary and extremely popular among the state units, becomes elected as the new chairman of the board. After the Supreme Court changes its decision regarding the cooling-off clause on September 14, both can remain in their posts. The name of current treasurer Arun Dhumal is doing the rounds for the new secretary, but it won’t be surprising if the current status is maintained for the sake of continuity.
According to item R of the agenda, the BCCI will also appoint its representative(s) to the International Cricket Council where currently Shah and Ganguly India are presenting. It would be interesting to see if Ganguly, in case he evicts the chairman of the board, is elected for this position, or if the BCCI elects its former president N Srinivasan for that position. Items S) Update on ICC matters. T) Updating on ICC tax matters” of the agenda is also extremely important. The BCCI has to decide whether to nominate a candidate for the position of the ICC chairman, while ICC has sought tax relief for the ODI World Cup in 2023 in India following year.
The AGM will also discuss an update on the soon-to-be-launched IPL for women (listed under point X of the agenda announcement), which could include six teams, IPL media rights and the upcoming BCCI media rights, India’s Future Tour programs and National Cricket Academy is important.”
On the same day there will also be elections to elect a representative of the General Body to the Apex Council of the BCCI, two representatives of the Indian Cricketers’ Association (i.e. one male and one female) to the Apex Council of BCCI, two representatives of the General Body on the Board of Directors of the IPL, and one representative of the Indian Cricketers Association on the Board of Directors of the IPL.
Crucially, the BCCI will also appoint a new Cricket Advisory Committee. The current committee consists of only two members, RP Singh and Sulakshna Naik, after the chairman Madan Lal became ineligible at the age of 70. selection committee last December for completing his term on various selection committees.
This matter may be dealt with under items No. BB and CC, which states: “Consideration of matters which the President deems necessary to be placed on the agenda”; and “Transaction of other business of an informal character as authorized by the chairman.”
The BCCI will also appoint an Ombudsman and Ethics Officer at the AGM. In July of this year, the BCCI had appointed retired Supreme Court justice Justice Vineet Saran as its ombudsman and ethics officer.