File picture of Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah© BCCI/IPL
The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday accepted the proposed modifications within the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s structure, which can permit present president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to get an extension to their time period. The board had put in a plea for modification of its structure on obligatory cooling off interval and tenure of its workplace bearers. The apex court docket in its order said that workplace bearers can have steady tenure of 12 years which incorporates six years in State Association and 6 years in BCCI. Both Ganguly and Shah’s three-year time period within the BCCI was set to run out shortly.
The BCCI, in its proposed modification, had sought the abolition of a cooling-off interval for its workplace bearers which might allow Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to proceed in workplace as President and Secretary regardless of them having accomplished six years at respective state cricket associations.
Earlier, the Justice RM Lodha-led committee had beneficial reforms within the BCCI which have been accepted by the highest court docket.
On Tuesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, showing for BCCI, advised a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli, that the sport of cricket is considerably streamlined within the nation. He submitted that the apex court docket has mentioned that when the bye-laws will go into purposeful preparedness, some modifications might be made with the depart of the court docket.
He mentioned that the BCCI is an autonomous physique and all of the modifications have been thought-about by the AGM of the cricket physique. While the submission was being made, the bench mentioned “BCCI is an autonomous physique. We can’t micro-manage its functioning.” Mehta mentioned, “As the structure exists at the moment, there’s a cooling off interval. If I’m an workplace bearer of the state cricket affiliation for one time period and BCCI for one more consecutive time period, then I’ve to go for a cooling off interval”.
He added that each our bodies are completely different and their guidelines are additionally completely different and two consecutive tenures of the workplace bearer are too brief to develop management on the grassroots stage.
(With PTI inputs)
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