BCCI elections on October 22, announces CoA

The Committee of Administrators on Tuesday said that the much-awaited elections of the BCCI will be held on October 22.

The CoA, which was appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2017 to oversee the sweeping reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, announced the elections date here after due consultation with the apex court-appointed amicus curiae P S Narsimha.

The Supreme Court had assigned Narsimha in March to mediate with various state associations which had filed 80 interim appeals. In the meeting attended by all three CoA members — chief Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge — the deadline to hold state elections was set at September 14. Rai said 30 out of 38 state associations have been rendered compliant and the rest are in the process of amending their constitution as per the Lodha reforms.

Elections schedule:

June 30: Appointment of Electoral Officer by BCCI and preparation of the electoral protocol by the Electoral Officer of BCCI in consultation with the COA which shall be communicated to all the State Associations.

July 1: Appointment of Electoral Officer by State Associations.

August 14: Completion of preparation of the list of members, election protocol and electoral roll of the State Associations by the Electoral Officer of the State Association.

September 14: Completion of Elections of State Associations.

September 23: Sending of names of representatives of State Associations to BCCI.

September 30: Preparation of the electoral roll of nominees qualified for the BCCI elections. October 22: BCCI elections.