Wednesday, September 28, 2022

BCCI Constitution: Supreme Court approves Board request to amend constitution allowing Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly to retain posts

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The Supreme Court has Wednesday given assent to the request by BCCI’s to amend their Constitution to relax the requirement for a cooling off period.

A division bench made up of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued the order.

With the current asked amendment, the 3-year cooling off period will only be applicable in case a person holds a two terms consecutively at the State Association or the BCCI.

If this is is done, then even after serving two consecutive terms at the State level, the cooling-off time requirement will not create a hurdle for someone who has been running for election to the BCCI.

The petition was filed by the
Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) asking for permission to amend its constitution to remove the cooling-off period for holding two consecutive terms in a combination of BCCI and State Association.

With this alteration in place ,the most important thing would be tgat it shall allow the BCCI’s current president, Saurav Ganguly, and secretary, Jay Shah, to run for reelection in the fall of 2022.

As both of these luminaries have already served one term in both of the State Association and the BCCI, they would have been disqualified under the original provisions but now shall have more to show ,guide and train.

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