Sourav Ganguly might have an extended run as BCCI President

Sourav Ganguly

In the Annual General Meeting that held at BCCI headquarters, the members of the board along with Sourav Ganguly have decided to seek supreme court approval to dilute the administrative reforms on tenure cap for office bearers which was implemented by the Lodha committee.

“All the proposed amendments have been approved and will be forwarded to the Supreme Court,” a top official from BCCI said to PTI.

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When Sourav Ganguly took over the office as BCCI president on October 23, 2019, his tenure cap was for nine months as he was holding the Cricket Association of Bengal president. With BCCI going to Supreme Court to dilute the reforms, Ganguly might get an extended run up to 2024.

According to the proposed amendment, the cooling period shall kick-off only after completion of two terms (six years), one each at the state and national boards separately. If approved, BCCI secretary Jay Shah will also get an extended tenure at the office.

The committee also wants the board to be independent of the Supreme Court while making changes in the constitution of the board. It is that the officials believe it is not “practical” to seek the Supreme Court’s approval every time.