A special general meeting is going to be virtually held by the BCCI on May 29. The idea is to discuss the upcoming cricket season including the T20 World Cup scheduled to be happened in India during the months of October and November.
In a notice sent to the state cricket associations, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah said, “Notice is hereby given for the Special General Meeting (SGM) of the BCCI which will be held on May 29, 2021, virtually, to transact the following business: ‘Discussion on the upcoming cricket season in view of the pandemic situation prevailing in India. You are requested to attend the meeting. Link to the meeting will be shared in due course.’”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be discussing the T20 World Cup as well in the Special General Meeting (SGM). The motive is to decide the staging of the showpiece event and whether India will be hosting it eventually in this pandemic situation or it will be moved to the UAE. This meeting will be followed by an ICC meeting on June 1.
BCCI has the plans to discuss the remainder of the IPL 2021 in the meeting as well. The IPL 2021 saw 29 out of 56 league games completed before being paused indefinitely for the Covid-19 situation in India. Although the SGMs are held on one specific topic generally, this time it could be different. The closing of IPL in such a manner caused a huge loss of the board and the associates. BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly had already told that the board would face losses amounting to around INR 2500 crore if the IPL 2021 isn’t completed. “Lot of things are involved and we will slowly start working on them. If we fail to complete the IPL, the loss will be close to INR 2500 crore (USD 340 million approx). That is going by early estimates,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.
Reportedly, the board is eyeing the pre or post World Cup period to complete the IPL.