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September 21, 2023
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Sourav Ganguly to continue as BCCI President and Jay Shah as Secretary for next three years: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has given the green signal to BCCI (Board of Cricket Control of India) President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah to continue in their posts for the next three years.

The court allowed BCCI to amend its constitution, after which this would be possible.

 SC in its verdict has allowed BCCI’s plea for modification of its constitution on mandatory cooling off period and tenure of its office bearers

SC says, “We are of the considered view that the amendment would not dilute the original objective. We accept the proposed amendment.”

According to the constitution of the BCCI, any member holding office in the BCCI or any state board had to go through a three-year ‘cooling off’ period before being re-appointed to any post. But according to the new provision, it will be possible for any member to stay in office for two consecutive terms.

This is the reason why Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah will be able to stay in their current posts for three more years. Before becoming the BCCI President, Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association of Bengal and Jay Shah was associated with Gujarat Cricket Association.

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