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BCCI AGM in Ahmedabad, RT-PCR test for attendees | Cricket News

MUMBAI: The BCCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 24 will be held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed Board members via an email (TOI has a copy) on Tuesday. As per the schedule of the AGM, all the state unit representatives will undergo RT-PCR tests for detecting any possible cases of Covid on December 23.
The induction of two new IPL franchises, besides the appointment of India’s ICC representative and three new national selectors is at the top of the AGM agenda.
Also on the agenda is the election of a new vice-president to replace Mahim Verma. Also, two representatives from the general body will get a seat in the IPL Governing Council.
In his email, Shah has written: “Dear Sir / Ma’am, the BCCI will conduct its 89th AGM on Thursday, 24th December 2020. The office-bearers have decided that the crucial meeting will take place at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera. As you are aware that our long-drawn battle against COVID-19 has not ended yet, the BCCI medical team has chalked out a detailed plan for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. While we gather to take stock of the season gone by and look at the road ahead, it is important that we don’t let our guard down.”
“The pandemic has unleashed unprecedented challenges but we have done our best to ride this tide. With your unflinching support and cooperation, we were able to pull off a tournament of the magnitude of the IPL. Time has now come to get back on our feet and resume our cricketing operations at home. I firmly believe that with discussion and dialogue, we will be able to turn the corner,” he has written.
“Let us strictly follow the guidelines and adhere to the protocols set for the AGM,” Shah has concluded.
Shukla for VP?
There is strong speculation in the board that former IPL GC chairman Rajiv Shukla will be elected as the new BCCI Vice-President in the AGM. Shukla has been named as the representative of Uttar Pradesh in the draft electoral list, a development which raised an objection from a few people, who pointed out that Shukla has been a director of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) since 2005, and is now supposed to be serving a cooling-off period. However, BCCI Electoral Officer AK Joti ruled that Shukla’s cooling-off period ended on June 26, 2020.
Six names missing in BCCI’s draft voter list
Meanwhile, the names of six state units – Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, J&K, Tripura, Meghalaya – are missing in the final electoral list of the BCCI, which was put out on Monday. According to the new BCCI constitution, there are now 34 state associations. The list contains names of representatives from 28 these associations.