SC to hear BCCI’s plea on tenure of its office bearers | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said on Monday that it would hear a plea from the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) on September 13 seeking permission from the court to amend its constitution regarding the tenure of its members, including that of the chairman and secretary.
The BCCI, in its proposed amendment, called for the abolition of a cooling-off period for its officers, which would allow Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to continue to serve as president and secretary although they have spent six years in the respective state cricket associations.
A bench of judges DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehtaappearing for the BCCI, that he would address the matter as well as other matters relating to the operation of the cricket board on Tuesday afternoon.
The Higher Court has asked Lead Counsel Maninder Singh, who was appointed as an amicus curiae in the case, after Lead Counsel PS Narasimha was appointed as High Court Judge, to collate all requests for intervention and submit them to the court so that it can have a brief idea of ​​what is at stake.
The original petitioner Aditya Verma, who initially took the matter to the higher court, appeared in person and said that many irregularities were happening in the Bihar Cricket Association and its constitution was being changed without the permission of the court.
Mehta had previously told the court that according to previous orders, the constitution could only be changed with permission from the court, and hence the cricket body filed an application in this regard.
BCCI’s advocacy seeks to amend its constitution regarding the tenure of its board members, including its chairman Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, by removing the mandatory cooling-off period between terms of office members in cricket associations of State and the BCCI.
Previously, the committee headed by Justice RM Lodha had recommended reforms to the BCCI which were accepted by the Supreme Court.
The BCCI constitution, which was approved by the higher court, stipulates a mandatory three-year cooling-off period for anyone who has served two consecutive terms of three years each in the state cricket association or BCCI.
While Ganguly was a board member of the Bengal Cricket Association, Shah had served in the Gujarat Cricket Association.

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