COA notice to BCCI office-bearers on Johri ouster
Committee of Administrators served a notice to top BCCI office- bearers, including acting president CK Khanna, for not allowing CEO Rahul Johri to attend its latest SGM. Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry also received the notice. As per the third Status Report of COA, Johri is considered its representative in all BCCI meetings but during the board's Special General Meeting, acting secretary Amitabh requested Johri to leave the meeting premises along with other employees of BCCI.
The acting secretary's contention was that since the Supreme Court, in its July 24 judgement, has strictly mentioned that only office bearers of state associations can attend the SGM, they were following the apex court's directive "in letter and spirit". "Yes, Mr Khanna, Mr Amitabh Chaudhary and Mr Aniruddh Chaudhry has all received e-mail communication from the COA. The COA wants to know how Rahul Johri was debarred from the meeting. Till date, Johri, in his capacity as the CEO, has attended all SGM since joining BCCI," a BCCI official said.