Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah Can Have BCCI Term 2 After Supreme Court Order

File image of Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah© BCCI/IPL

India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday approved proposed changes to the Cricket Board of Trustees in India’s constitution that would allow current President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah to extend their terms of office. Ganguly and Shah’s first terms expired earlier this month due to the ‘cooling off’ clause in the BCCI constitution.

The BCCI had sought in its proposed amendment the abolition of a cooling off period for its office holders, which would allow Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to remain in office as president and secretary, despite serving six years with the respective state cricket associations. worked.

Earlier, the Justice RM Lodha-led commission had recommended reforms in the BCCI that have been accepted by the highest court.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Tushar Mehta, who appeared before BCCI, told a bench of Judges DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli that the game of cricket in the country has been streamlined significantly. He argued that the apex court has said that once the statutes go into functional readiness, some changes can be made with the leave of the court.

He said the BCCI is an autonomous body and all changes have been considered by the cricket body’s AGM. While the filing was being made, the bank said, “BCCI is an autonomous body. We cannot micro-manage its operation.” Mehta said: “Since the Constitution exists today, there is a cooling off period. If I am an office holder of the State Cricket Association for one term and BCCI for another consecutive term, then I have to enter a cooling off period”.

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He added that both bodies are different and their rules are also different and two consecutive terms of office of the office holder are too short to develop grassroots leadership.

(With PTI inputs)

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