GCA holds AGM through Webinar

Panaji: The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) became the first State Cricket Association in India, affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) through a webinar on
September 27, 2020.
According to a statement, the webinar was conducted on the secure National Securities Depository Ltd e-Voting and AGM platform. The NSDL is approved by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India to conduct Electronic Voting. An independent professional was also appointed as Scrutinizer to scrutinize the e-voting process for greater transparency.
The agenda for the AGM was to read and confirm the minutes of the previous AGM, approval of the Annual Report, Audited Accounts for The financial year 2019-20, and the appointment of Statutory and Internal Auditors for the Financial year, 2020-21 and the same were unanimously passed and adopted during the AGM by the General Body.
As per the constitution of the GCA, the association needs to hold its AGM on or before September 30, 2020, however many Registrars of Co-operative Societies in India on the advice of the Home Ministry has extended the date till December 31, 2020. The GCA had communicated with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies-Goa for the permission to hold the AGM before September 30, 2020, as they had not extended till December 31, 2020. The Registrar of Co-operative Societies-Goa communicated to the GCA to hold the AGM as per the SOP of the Home Ministry, Government of India. As the SOP does not give permission to hold a gathering of more than 100 members and many of the affiliated club members are more than 50 years of age, considering their safety and safety of GCA it was decided to go for a virtual general body meeting.
Over 60 members participated in the AGM through the webinar.
The AGM started with a motion to condole the death of former India cricketer, Chetan Chauhan, Goa’s very own Ranji Cricketer Ferdinand Coelho and Late Shri Sameer Kanekar, Secretary of Karimabad Cricket Club who was a very active member of GCA.
Chetan Dessai, Ex-President of GCA and Secretary of Sunny Sports Club, spoke on Late Chetan Chauhan’s contribution to Indian Cricket. Vinod Phadke, Ex-President of GCA and Secretary of Royal Sports Club, spoke on Late Ferdinand Coelho and Late Sameer Kanekar. Apoorve Bhembre, Secretary of Margao Cricket Club, whom Late Ferdinand Coelho represented, offered his condolences.
The Members were asked to maintain a minute of silence in their honour. The General Body unanimously resolved and condoned the death of all three and resolved to convey the feelings of the General Body to their respective families.

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