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BCCI constitution: Supreme Court to hear amendment plea on Thursday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the petition seeking modification in the constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India regarding tenure of its top office-bearers, Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah, to Thursday.

The Bench of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice P.S. Narasimha passed the order.

Earlier on August 24, a Bench headed by then CJI N.V. Ramana had listed the matter before a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.

The top court of the country had, on July 21, appointed Senior Advocate Maninder Singh as Amicus Curiae to assist it in the the case.

BCCI had moved the Supreme Court, seeking amendment in its constitution, so as to do away with the mandatory cooling -off period between the tenures of office-bearers across the state cricket associations and BCCI, with regards to the tenure of its President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.

The petition contended that the abolition of cooling-off period for its office-bearers would enable both Ganguly and Shah to continue in office, despite them having completed six years at their respective state cricket associations.

As per the constitution of BCCI, a person, who has served two consecutive terms of three years each in the state cricket association or BCCI, needs to serve a compulsory cooling-off period for three years, to apply as office-bearer of the cricket body.

Ganguly had earlier served as office- bearer in the Cricket Association of Bengal, while Shah was an office-bearer in the Gujarat Cricket Association.


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