Mahim Verma resigned from his vice-presidential post in the BCCI after he had accepted a different post in his state body.
According to the BCCI constitution, no person is allowed to hold two positions simultaneously at the state or centre level. In line with that, BCCI vice president Mahim Verma had submitted his resignation as he had accepted the secretarial post in the state association of Uttarakhand.
The resignation had been submitted to CEO Rahul Johri, Verma was sure that it will be accepted by the rest of the senior officers. However, it would be tough for the board to host a special general meeting against the said issue within 45 days due to the lockdown in the country.
As per a senior officer in the BCCI, ‘We are going for a second lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. So how can we even think of having an SGM in 45 days? Obviously the vacancy will be filled up as per the constitutional norms but only after things normalise’.
Verma fought hard for the state body elections which he had won as a secretary. He deeply felt that the state association of Uttarakhand was in a deep mess and him getting a position was a probable way to fix things.
‘I have already told about my compulsions to the secretary (Jay Shah). If I hadn't gone back and taken charge of the state body, the association would have been in a mess. That's why I contested the election’, Verma said.
As of now, there are still no possible candidates as to who may replace Verma’s position in the BCCI. The BCCI is the governing body of cricket in India which oversees all major and minor events such as the popular Indian Premier League. To know more about the IPL, check out Betwala.
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