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Supreme Court to hear case on tenure of Ganguly-led BCCI administration on July 28

The constitution of the BCCI prescribes a mandatory three-year cooling-off period. This provision is for anyone who had served two consecutive terms of three years each.

The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed senior advocate Maninder Singh as an amicus curiae to assist it in the matter related to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and fixed the hearing on the plea of the cricket body for amending its constitution concerning tenure of office bearers on July 28.

The bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli took note of the fact of an earlier amicus curiae. Which has now been elevated as a judge of the apex court.

“We will appoint senior advocate Maninder Singh as an amicus in place of P S Narasimha (now Justice P S Narasimha),”


The plea of the cricket body seeks to amend its constitution concerning the tenure of its office bearers. This includes President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah by taking away the mandatory cooling-off period. This period is between tenures of office bearers across state cricket associations and the BCCI.

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Changing the Lodha Committee recommendations

Earlier, the Justice RM Lodha-led committee had recommended reforms in the BCCI which have been accepted by the top court. According to the recommendations, there should be a three-year cooling-off period for the office bearers of the BCCI after a tenure of six years once a post comes to an end at the state cricket association or the BCCI level.

The BCCI, in its proposed amendment, has sought the abolition of a cooling-off period for its office bearers which would enable Ganguly and Shah to continue in office despite them having completed six years at respective state cricket associations.

While Ganguly was an office bearer in the Cricket Association of Bengal, Shah had served in the Gujarat Cricket Association.

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