Sourav Ganguly and Jai Shah pair in BCCI till 2025 Raj, SC approval

BCCI Constitution: Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah will be extended. The Supreme Court has given approval to amend the constitution of BCCI. This has directly benefited Sourav Ganguly and Jai Shah. In 2019, Sourav Ganguly and Jai Shah took over the reins of BCCI. Due to the court’s decision, the tenure of both has been extended till 2025.  

Supreme Court gives relief from mandatory break rule imposed for BCCI officials. With the Supreme Court’s approval to amend the constitution of BCCI, officials in Indian cricket can now remain in administration for 12 consecutive years. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah will directly benefit from this amendment. Both of them can now serve for another term of three years. Ganguly and Jay Shah have completed two terms of three years each in their respective state associations and one term of three years in the BCCI.

The Supreme Court has expressed the opinion that although BCCI is a completely autonomous organization, it cannot micro-manage the work.  

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In 2013 IPL. On that basis, the Cricket Association of Bihar filed a petition in the Supreme Court. At that time, the court had said that there is a need to change the rules of BCCI. Also, a committee was formed under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice of the country, Justice RM Lodha. Following the recommendation of Lodha’s committee, the court had ordered the BCCI to prepare a constitution. In 2018, the BCCI had approached the court taking some of the provisions of the constitution. The BCCI through this petition sought to remove the cooling off period rule. 

What is cooling off period? 
According to BCCI rules, no person can hold office for more than 6 consecutive years in the national or state board. If he wants to be appointed to the post of BCCI or STAD board, he will have to follow the ‘cooling off period’ rule. That means that person cannot be appointed to any post for the next 3 years. Also, according to the new constitution, persons above 70 years of age cannot be given place in the organization. According to this rule, the tenure of Sourav Ganguly and Jai Shah will end in the month of September. 

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