Sourav Ganguly & Jay Shah BCCI Future – Hearing in Supremer Court postponed for January – The Supreme Court on Wednesday disposed of a “substantial number” of interlocutory applications, filed by state cricket associations, in the cricket reforms case. But a ruling on continuation of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, and joint secretary Jayesh George, whose terms have got over, was deferred to the next year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed an application in the top court, seeking crucial amendments to the Supreme Court-approved constitution, framed by a SC-appointed Lodha Committee.
The court on Wednesday asked the case to be listed in the third week of January.
It means that Ganguly, Shah, and George would continue in the chair in 2021, despite their terms having got over the past few months. Interestingly, the BCCI will be having its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) on December 24, and Ganguly would chair that meeting, with Shah and George in attendance.
BCCI Future of Sourav Ganguly & Jay Shah : The Background of the matter ?
But both Ganguly and Shah have been running the BCCI despite there tenures coming to an end in July and May 2020 respectively.
In 2018, the Supreme Court of India approved the new constitution of the BCCI that was drawn up by the CoA (Committee of Administrators) based on the Lodha Committee’s recommendations to restructure the board. The key point in the Lodha committee’s recommendations of the cooling off period was that an official has to undergo the mandatory cooling-off period after two consecutive three-year terms at the BCCI or state, or a combination of both.
But in complete defiance of the constitution Ganguly, Shah and Jayesh George have continued to be the BCCI official. But it seems now their fate is likely to be sealed today.
It is worth noting that the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal filed the petition in April this year asking for half a dozen changes in the constitution. Among the amendments sought, the BCCI wanted the three-year cooling off period on the office bearers to be taken out even after completion of 6 years term as BCCI or State official.