Mahim Verma steps down as BCCI vice-president, takes charge as CAU secretary

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Mahim Verma steps down as BCCI vice-president, takes charge as CAU secretary

Mahim Verma (L) with BCCI supremo Sourav Ganguly ©

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Mahim Verma submitted his resignation on Monday (April 13) after taking charge of his state body - Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) - as secretary. Verma confirmed the development even though it was a mere formality after he fought the CAU elections and came to power last month.

“I needed to take care of my state association which wasn’t being run smoothly. I have sent my resignation to CEO Rahul Johri. I am sure it will be accepted as senior office-bearers are in the loop,” Verma told PTI on Monday. According to the BCCI constitution, the board doesn’t allow one person to hold two posts simultaneously at the national and state level.

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“I have already told about my compulsions to the BCCI 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,” he added.

As per the rules, a Special General Meeting (SGM) needs to be called in 45 days to fill up the vacant spot but with the whole country in lockdown mode, it won’t be happening anytime soon.

“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,” a BCCI official on condition of anonymity said.

In the current situation, it’s impossible to pinpoint potential replacements for Verma as vice-president. The post of BCCI vice-president is more of a decorative position compared to president, secretary, and treasurer, which are functional posts with the mandate of taking policy decisions.