Supreme Court hears BCCI’s plea for modifying its constitution to let Saurav Ganguly stay president

The Supreme Court of India heard BCCI’s plea for modifying its constitution on Wednesday, July 22. The modification will allow President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to stay on and serve the mandatory cooling-off period.

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah assumed charge as elected office-bearers in October 2019. Before that, the Supreme Court appointed the Committee of Administrators to manage the BCCI.

As per the rulebook, Shah should have demitted office at the end of June to serve the three-year cooling-off period. Ganguly is eligible to remain in his position until next week.

The BCCI had requested the Supreme Court on April 21 to separate the tenures of its office-bearers and the State associations before serving the mandatory cooling-off period.

It has also requested the Supreme Court to do away with the clause of allowing amendments to the BCCI constitution only with the apex court’s approval.

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