Saturday, September 23, 2023
More

    Home Sports SC allows BCCI to amend its constitution on tenures of office bearers

    SC allows BCCI to amend its constitution on tenures of office bearers

    New Delhi [India]: Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to amend its constitution relating to the cooling-off period for the president, secretary among other office-bearers.

    This amendment may enable board President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to have longer tenures in BCCI. The Supreme Court was hearing the matter of changing BCCI rules relating to the “cooling off” period for the president, secretary and other office bearers.

    A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli allowed BCCI to amend its constitution. “We are of the considered view that the amendment would not dilute the original objective. We accept the proposed amendment,” the bench said.
    “Amendment proposed by BCCI does not detract from the spirit of our original judgment and is accepted,” it said.

    BCCI had sought permission to change the rules relating to the “cooling off” period for the President, secretary and other office bearers. The petition also sought a direction for the extension of the tenure of BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah. The petition was filed in 2020.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), earlier moved the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing on a plea for approval to amend six rules of the board’s constitution.
    The tenure of Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president and Jay Shah as BCCI secretary is set to expire in September 2022.

    In 2019, the General Body of the BCCI during an AGM on December 1, 2019, proposed six amendments, including one in Rule 6 of the Constitution, which had barred BCCI and state board office bearers from holding office for more than six consecutive years.

    According to the current rules, any person who has been an office bearer in the BCCI or state cricket body, or any combination, has to undergo a mandatory 3-year “cooling off period” following a maximum six-year term in office.

    During this period, they cannot hold office in either a state body or in the BCCI. This would effectively bar the current office bearers of the BCCI from holding any posts either in the BCCI or any state board, for the next three years.

    Before his appointment to the BCCI, Ganguly had served as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) from 2014, while Jay Shah was an office bearer in Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) since 2013.

    RELATED ARTICLES

    Counting Of Votes For Delhi University Students’ Union Elections Underway

    New Delhi [India]: The counting of votes for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections is underway. Tap to read more.....

    “Frustrating…” Canada’s British Columbia Province Premier Says Canada “Holding Back” Info On Nijjar Killing

    Amid the ongoing diplomatic stand-off between India and Canada, the Premier of British Columbia province, David Ebby has said the federal government is “holding back” information on the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, CBC News reported. Tap to read more...

    Canada PM Trudeau Has Made Huge Mistake: Former Pentagon Official

    Washington DC [US]: Former Pentagon official Michael Rubin has said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a huge mistake by alleging that India had links with the killing of Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said that the premier has not been able to back his allegations.  Tap to read more.....

    Most Popular

    Counting Of Votes For Delhi University Students’ Union Elections Underway

    New Delhi [India]: The counting of votes for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections is underway. Tap to read more.....

    “Frustrating…” Canada’s British Columbia Province Premier Says Canada “Holding Back” Info On Nijjar Killing

    Amid the ongoing diplomatic stand-off between India and Canada, the Premier of British Columbia province, David Ebby has said the federal government is “holding back” information on the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, CBC News reported. Tap to read more...

    Amit Shah To Visit Mumbai Today, Meet Maharashtra CM Shinde, Dy CM Fadanavis

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the official residences of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadanavis on Saturday to worship Lord Ganesha during his day-long visit to Mumbai. Tap to read more.....

    Canada PM Trudeau Has Made Huge Mistake: Former Pentagon Official

    Washington DC [US]: Former Pentagon official Michael Rubin has said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a huge mistake by alleging that India had links with the killing of Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said that the premier has not been able to back his allegations.  Tap to read more.....

    Recent Comments