MUMBAI: Will Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah take pleasure in an prolonged tenure because the BCCI president and secretary until 2025, or will they should vacate their posts quickly? Cricket followers could get a solution to this query when a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and together with L Nageswara Rao will resume listening to within the ‘BCCI vs Cricket Affiliation of Bihar‘ case within the Supreme Court docket on Wednesday.
On April 21, the BCCI had filed a petition within the Apex Court docket asking for an extension to the tenures of Shah and Ganguly until 2025. Ganguly, a former India captain, and Jay Shah, the son of Union House Minister Amit Shah, took over their roles in BCCI in October 2019 however each had been taking a look at solely a brief time period within the board given the brand new cooling-off interval that’s mandated by the Lodha reforms.
Earlier this month, an argument erupted when the Comptroller & Auditor Basic’s (CAG) nominee within the BCCI, Alkani Rehani Bhardwaj, raised an objection over Shah attending a BCCI Apex Council meet on July 17 as his tenure was over as the brand new BCCI structure. Quickly after, it emerged that CAG had requested the Supreme Court docket to alleviate its nominee from the BCCI’s Apex Committee, on the grounds that “CAG’s consultant has grow to be a part of the administration choices (taken by majority) slightly than CAG having an oversight operate over choices of the BCCI.”
Shah, nevertheless, attended the assembly after taking authorized opinion.
The brand new BCCI structure requires a cooling-off interval of three years for people who’ve serve two phrases (six years) at a state affiliation or within the BCCI, or a mixture of each. As per this clause, Ganguly and Shah aren’t eligible to contest any additional elections given their respective roles in Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) and Gujarat Cricket Affiliation (CAB. Ganguly’s time period ends on July 27 whereas Shah’s tenure has already resulted in Could.
Nonetheless, on the BCCI’s 88th Annual Basic Assembly (SGM) in December final 12 months, the members unanimously agreed that Ganguly and his staff ought to serve a full six years on the BCCI. As per the BCCI structure, any extension of the office-bearers’ tenure have to be accepted by the SC. In its petition to SC, the BCCI has proposed that “a president or the secretary who has served in such place for 2 consecutive phrases within the BCCI shall not be eligible to contest any additional election with out finishing a cooling off interval of three years.”
It has additionally sought a couple of different amendments concerning the disqualification of an office-bearer standards, giving “all powers to the BCCI secretary in relation to cricketing and non-cricketing issues with the administration personnel together with the CEO reporting to him regularly,” and the BCCI not requiring the approval of the SC if it desires to change its structure.