The Indian cricket board is registered beneath the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 and is required to carry an AGM earlier than September 30 every year.

“Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Registration Department, Tamil Nadu Government have extended the period for a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, to conduct an Annual General Meeting by three months, from September 2020 to December 2020,” Shah wrote within the letter accessed by PTI.

“The Press Release further states that an Annual General Meeting of a registered society cannot be conducted online. It refers to a Government Order no. 89 dated 16th June 2020 issued by the Commercial Taxes and Registration Department (‘Notification’) which reiterates the above.”

After taking authorized opinion on the topic, BCCI determined to postpone the AGM to a later date. The BCCI Apex Council conferences have been carried out nearly amid the pandemic.

“We also sought a legal opinion regarding the applicability of the Press Release and the Notification on BCCI and as per their view, the same is applicable and BCCI is not required to conduct its Annual General Meeting by 30 September 2020,” the letter said.

“We will keep you informed regarding the date of the Annual General Meeting,” Shah wrote. The final BCCI AGM was held in October 2019 when Sourav Ganguly took over because the president, ending a 33-month tenure of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.

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