Supreme Court to decide today whether Sourav Ganguly will continue as BCCI President

Pankaj Prasad
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

The court said on Tuesday that the cooling-off period between the tenure of office bearers will not be terminated.

The decision can come on Wednesday whether BCCI will continue as President Sourav Ganguly or not. The court on Tuesday said that the cooling-off period between the tenure of office bearers will not be terminated, as the purpose of the cooling-off period is that there should be no vested interest. The top court made the remarks during the hearing of the board's plea seeking amendments to its constitution with regard to the tenure of its office bearers, including its president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. This includes the abolition of the mandatory cooling-off period (not holding any office for three years) between the term of office bearers of state cricket associations and BCCI.

BCCI is an autonomous body

The top court said that it will continue the hearing on Wednesday and then pass orders, as per the BCCI constitution, requiring an official to undergo a cooling-off period of three years between two consecutive terms of the state association or the BCCI or both jointly. Does matter. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the BCCI, told a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli that the game of cricket in the country is quite systematic. The BCCI is an autonomous body and all the changes were considered at the cricket body's Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah took over in 2019

At the same time, the bench said, 'BCCI is an autonomous body. We cannot micro-manage its functioning. Let us tell you that Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah took over as the President and Secretary of BCCI three years ago in October 2019. The board has taken many important decisions under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly. In which many important decisions like the introduction of women's IPL, increasing the number of teams in men's IPL, increasing the match fees of domestic cricketers are included in his tenure.