No BCCI representation at ICC meet in London
Amitabh Choudhary (AFP Photo)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be without any representation at the ongoing meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) in London.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary was to attend the meeting, but the Jharkhand High Court has asked him to not leave Ranchi for his involvement in an old case.

Choudhary had applied for an anticipatory bail in the case related to an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during Lok Sabha elections in 2014. However, the Jharkhand HC rejected his request.

The Committee of Administrators is yet to make decision on who will replace Choudhary as the acting secretary during his absence. “I guess, nobody can do anything about it. Choudhary can function from Ranchi for the time being. Let the court decide,” The Times of India quoted sources as saying.

Choudhary will also miss the BCCI selection committee meeting on Friday (July 19) which will pick the India squad for the upcoming West Indies tour.

A host of topics will come up for discussion during the ICC meet including that of tax-exemptions for World Cup in India. Although BCCI CEO is reportedly set to attend the meeting but as an observer.

Choudhary is India’s nominated representation at the ICC board.