Supreme Court to hear BCCI appeal after two weeks

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah assumed charge as elected office-bearers last October when the BCCI was managed by the Supreme Court-appointed CoA.

Published : Jul 22, 2020 14:24 IST , NEW DELHI

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly with secretary Jay Shah.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly with secretary Jay Shah.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly with secretary Jay Shah.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear after two weeks a bunch of petitions, including one filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for an amendment in its Constitution which may decide the tenures of its president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

BCCI has urged the court to revise a rule in its new Constitution which mandates that administrators have to go through a three-year cooling-off period after six successive years in the BCCI or any state association.

The cooling-off was a major recommendation by the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee to reform cricket administration in the country.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao said the court cannot hear the applications next week as it would be busy with the Maratha reservations case, which would be heard on a day-to-day basis.


The BCCI application was not listed for hearing but was mentioned. The CJI said the separate applications by the Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh cricket association would also be heard in the next hearing scheduled after a fortnight.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) had also filed an interlocutory application in the apex court on July 4, requesting to be excused of nominating a representative to apex council of the BCCI and state associations.

If the court recuses CAG from the apex council, it will result in modifying the entire apex council structure. At the moment, the BCCI apex council consists of nine members: five office-bearers, a councillor, a male and female cricketer representative each and the CAG nominee.

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