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BCCI Officials’ Powers Cut Down By CoA
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2018 1:34 pm
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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has officially decided to take away operating powers of the three principal officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) — CK Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary, and Anirudh Chaudhary. As quoted in sportstarlive, a documentation issued by the two-member CoA, headed by Vinod Rai, has clarified that the ‘existing office bearers and the CEO shall be forced to act in accordance with the directions of the of the Committee of Administrators and shall, aid, assist and cooperate’ with the CoA.

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CoA head, Vinod Rai

Having already sought their removal in the seventh Status Report registered in Supreme Court last week, the CoA has now made it clear that the officials will now ‘effectively supervise the management and administration of the BCCI through the CEO and will ensure that the directions contained in the Supreme Court’s judgment (dated July 18, 2016) are implemented’. It would also ‘supervise and control the functioning of the office bearers of the BCCI.’

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Except for those communications, office bearers have been separately directed to address only to the CoA. The documentation read: “All communications between the office bearers and any employees/retainers/ consultants of the BCCI shall be copied to the CEO and the Committee of Administrators. Any employee/ retainer/ consultant of BCCI who receives a communication from any office bearer and finds that the same is not copied to the CEO and/or the Committee of Administrators shall immediately forward the same to the CEO and/or the Committee of Administrators, as the case may be.”

It further added, “The office bearers and/or their respective Executive Assistants shall not undertake any travel including but not limited to hotel accommodations at BCCI expense without the prior approval of the Committee of Administrators. While seeking such approval, the concerned office bearer shall also communicate the proposed itinerary of travel along with details of the official work/ purpose for such travel.”

Describing the role of the CEO, Rahul Johri, the document read, “The CEO alone shall continue to issue instructions to advocates/ legal advisors in relation to fresh as well as pending legal proceedings under the supervision and control of the Committee of Administrators.”

BCCI meeting (source: BCCI)

It also stated that all contracts/tender documents having the value of above ₹25 lakhs shall be put up by the CEO before the Committee of Administrators for approval.

The CoA also asserted that notice of any meeting of any committee/ sub-committee or the General Body of the BCCI shall be issued only with the prior approval of it. CoA said, “While seeking such approval the convener of the relevant committee/4 sub-committee and/or the Acting President/ Acting Secretary, as the case may be, shall also provide a draft notice and draft agenda for the proposed meeting as well as any related documents that are circulated and/or intended to be circulated to the persons/ members entitled to attend such meeting.”

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They further added, “The CEO shall be entitled to be present at any such meeting. All decisions taken during such meeting should be intimated by the Chairman of the meeting to the Committee of Administrators and the CEO in form of draft minutes of meeting as soon as possible after the said meeting. No decisions taken during such meeting shall be acted upon and/or implemented without the prior approval of the Committee of Administrators.”

All information, correspondence, communications and discussions involving the CoA and any employee/ consultant/ retainer/ service provider shall be kept confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person without the express written consent of the committee.

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