The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has attained the Supreme Court having an application that doesn’t only require extended tenures for president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah but also attempts to twist from different prerequisites intended to reform the board functioning.

Appointed to get a nine-month tenure last October, both Ganguly and Shah were to resign from this July, in accordance with the BCCI Constitution Rule 6.4 that said an office-bearer that has served two successive terms in the state or at the BCCI (or both) will need to go to get a three-year cooling-off period.

The yearly General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI on December 1, 2019, altered Rule 6.4 that reads: “A President or Secretary that has served in this position for 2 successive terms from the BCCI shall not be qualified to contest any additional election without finishing a cooling-off period of 3 decades.”

Another noteworthy aspect in this program is the execution of changes to Rule 7.3 (powers and functions of Secretary) and Rule 15(3), (4) that currently specifies the Apex Council will exercise superintendence over the CEO, Cricket Committees and Standing Committees throughout the secretary. Additionally, modifications in Rule 7.3 will permit the secretary to exercise powers in terms of”cricketing and nonsteroidal matters” and the CEO will report. For instituting or defending any action or proceeding against or for BCCI, the Apex Council will do this through the secretary.

Last, a change to Rule 45 has performed with the need for having the Supreme Court’s nod to giving effect to any change to the BCCI’s rules. The BCCI maintained the ministry draft was prepared by people who had no experience of the way the BCCI works below a three-tier structure containing district, country, and apex bodies.


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