The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India to amend its constitution with rules regarding the ‘cooling off’ period, paving the way for extension of terms for BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and the other office bearers.
A division bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli passed the order in the plea filed by BCCI to do away with the cooling-off period for holding two consecutive terms in a combination of BCCI and state association.
Following the Supreme Court’s nod, BCCI president Ganguly and secretary Shah will be allowed to seek a second term after October.
“We are of the considered view that the amendment would not dilute the original objective. We accept the proposed amendment,” the Supreme Court said.
“Amendment proposed by BCCI doesn’t detract from spirit of our original judgment& is accepted.”
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