CoA uploads new constitution on BCCI website

According to the new constitution, all the North Eastern states including Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim will be granted full membership and voting rights as recommended in Lodha Panel reforms.

The 41-time Ranji champion’s — Mumbai — cricket association is now an associate member of the BCCI.   -  Vijay Bate

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) uploaded a layout of the new constitution based on the reforms as recommended by the Lodha panel on the BCCI website.

According to the new constitution, all the North Eastern states including Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim will be granted full membership and voting rights as recommended in Lodha Panel reforms. Uttarakhand and Telangana will also become full members.

While Bihar will get back its voting right, it will only start to function after the pending cases are over.

The CoA has uploaded the new Memorandum of Associations (MOA) and Rules & Regulations of the BCCI, which clearly states that there could be one full member from one state.

In the new constitution, the 41-time Ranji champion’s cricket association will become an associate member of the BCCI along with Baroda and Saurashtra — the two teams from its mother state Gujarat. They will take turns to "rotate annually" to vote.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) representatives, although, will be permitted to attend General Body meetings but can't vote.

The MoA also states that no association can have proxy system — a clear reference to Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) — which has often been known as the most corrupt along with Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

The CoA has strictly adhered to the reforms that have been passed by the Supreme Court as they are in charge of implementation.

Accordingly the AGM of BCCI will have to be conducted by September 30th every year and the Apex Council will go for election in every three years.

The Apex Council will be primarily responsible for the governance of affairs in the BCCI. The Apex Council shall comprise of nine members with five elected — president, vice-president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer. The four others will be nominated members from — a full member of BCCI, two players representatives — male and female along with one representative from CAG.

The day-to-day affairs of the BCCI are set to be managed by the CEO with six full time managers at his disposal.

The criteria for national selection committee remained same with the chairman entitled to have a casting vote. As has been the convention, captain will attend meetings but won't have a vote.

On overseas tours, captain, vice-captain and the coach shall constitute selection committee as has been the norm.