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BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary can't attend ICC meet
Wednesday 17 July 2019

The BCCI will not have a member representing them at the ongoing board meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in London which will conclude at the end of this week.
BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who is India’s nominated representative at the ICC board, has been asked by a court in Jharkhand to not leave Ranchi following a pending investigation in an old case.
The Jharkhand High Court cancelled a request from Choudhary for an anticipatory bail in an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)-related case that dates back to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and has asked him to stay put in the state capital.
With some crucial items set to come up at the ICC board meeting — that include monitoring of T20 leagues, seeking tax-exemptions for World Cup in India and more — BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will now have to attend the same but merely as an observer.
While the ICC meeting completes its course, the CoA hasn’t taken a call yet on who could possibly function as an acting secretary in the absence of Choudhary considering he cannot move out of Jharkhand right now.
“I guess, nobody can do anything about it. Choudhary can function from Ranchi for the time being. Let the court decide,” say sources.
BCCI’s selection committee meeting to pick the team for the tour of West Indies is scheduled this week and the secretary — who is usually the convener in such meetings — will remain absent.
“It is unlikely the CEO will be here either, because he’s in London. Let’s see what the CoA decides,” add sources.
The BCCI will not have a member representing them at the ongoing board meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in London which will conclude at the end of this week.
BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who is India’s nominated representative at the ICC board, has been asked by a court in Jharkhand to not leave Ranchi following a pending investigation in an old case.
The Jharkhand High Court cancelled a request from Choudhary for an anticipatory bail in an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)-related case that dates back to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and has asked him to stay put in the state capital.
With some crucial items set to come up at the ICC board meeting — that include monitoring of T20 leagues, seeking tax-exemptions for World Cup in India and more — BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will now have to attend the same but merely as an observer.
While the ICC meeting completes its course, the CoA hasn’t taken a call yet on who could possibly function as an acting secretary in the absence of Choudhary considering he cannot move out of Jharkhand right now.
“I guess, nobody can do anything about it. Choudhary can function from Ranchi for the time being. Let the court decide,” say sources.
BCCI’s selection committee meeting to pick the team for the tour of West Indies is scheduled this week and the secretary — who is usually the convener in such meetings — will remain absent.
“It is unlikely the CEO will be here either, because he’s in London. Let’s see what the CoA decides,” add sources.

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