Indian cricket’s one-time power centre, Mumbai, has lost its permanent voting status as per the new constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finalised by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by Vinod Rai, appointed by the Supreme Court of India.
All the Northeastern states, including Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, have been granted full membership and voting rights as recommended in Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee’s reforms. Uttarakhand and Telangana are also full members now.
Bihar will start to function after the pending cases are over. However, it has got back its voting rights.
New Memorandum of Associations and Rules & Regulations of the BCCI has been uploaded by the COA. It states that there could be only one full member from one state. Maharashtra will be the full member, while 41-time Ranji champions Mumbai and Vidarbha will be associate members. Likewise, Gujarat will be a full member, while Baroda and Saurashtra will be associate members.
The memorandum also states the following important points:
· The annual general meeting of the General Body shall be held every year, not later than 30th September, at such place and time as the president may fix.
· The Mumbai CA representatives will be permitted to attend General Body meetings but cannot vote.
· In states with multiple existing members, the full membership shall rotate annually among such existing members such that only one of them will exercise the rights and privileges of a full member at any given point of time. The rotation shall be as per the policy framed by the BCCI.
· No association can have a clear reference to Delhi Cricket Association and Hyderabad Cricket Association – known as corrupt associations.
· Elections and nominations to the Apex Council shall take place every three years at the annual general meeting.
· The Governing Council of the IPL shall consist of seven members, who shall be inducted at every annual general body meeting of the BCCI.
· The day-to-day affairs of BCCI are set to be managed by the CEO with 6 full time managers at his disposal.