The Supreme Court accepted BCCI’s plea to do away with the mandatory cooling-off period between the tenure of state cricket associations and BCCI officials.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah have got a major relief from the Supreme Court. Both can continue in their posts in the BCCI for the next three years. In fact, the Supreme Court accepted BCCI’s plea to do away with the mandatory cooling-off period between the tenure of state cricket associations and BCCI officials. In such a situation, administrators will now only have to go through a cooling-off period after two consecutive election periods.
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah will continue in office for another term. The new rule will now also apply to state cricket associations. After hearing BCCI’s plea for amendments to its constitution, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the BCCI is an autonomous body and the court cannot manage its micro-management function. The court also asked the country’s apex cricket body why it wanted to hire people above the age of 70 to represent the country in the ICC.
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The Supreme Court had also said that the cooling-off period between the officials’ tenure would not be waived as “the purpose of the cooling-off period is that there should be no vested interest. As per the constitution adopted by the BCCI, an official has to undergo a cooling-off period of three years between two consecutive periods in the state association or BCCI or both jointly.