The BCCI, in its proposed amendment, has sought the abolition of a cooling-off period for its office bearers which would enable Ganguly and Shah to continue in office as President and Secretary despite them having completed six years at respective state cricket associations. The 33-year-old Jay Shah is likely to become the youngest Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president.

Cooling-off period for its office bearers

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah can have BCCI Term 2 after Supreme Court Order, The BCCI in its proposed amendment, has sought the abolition of a cooling-off period for its office bearers which would enable Ganguly and Shah to continue in office as President and Secretary despite them having completed 6 years at respective state cricket associations.

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“Not to create undesirable monopolies”- Supreme Court

On Wednesday the Supreme Court of India accepted the proposed changes in the Board of Control in India’s Constitution, which will allow current president Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah to get an extension to their respective terms. The board had put in a plea for modification of its constitution on mandatory cooling-off period and tenure of its office bearers. The apex court in its order stated that the office can have continuous tenure of 12 years which includes six years in the State Association and 6 years in BCCI. Both Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah’s three-year term in BCCI was set to expire shortly.

The bench said that ” the purpose of the cooling-off period is not to create undesirable monopolies”.

One of the vital members of a state association said that “it’s a high time Shah takes charge of the Indian Board, and all associations are ready to back him”.

 

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