BCCI moves Apex Court to request urgent hearing on amendments of Indian cricket board constitution

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking urgent hearing on a plea for approval to amend six rules of the board’s constitution.

The matter is probably going to be heard as early as next week.

The tenure of Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president and Jay Shah as BCCI secretary is ready to expire in September 2022.

In 2019, the overall Body of the BCCI during an AGM on December 1, 2019 proposed six amendments, including one in Rule 6 of the Constitution, which had barred BCCI and state board office bearers from holding office for over 6 consecutive years.

According to this rules, someone who has been an office bearer within the BCCI or state Cricket body, or any combination, needs to undergo a compulsory 3 year "cooling off period" following a maximum six-year term in office. During this era, they can not hold office in either a state body or within the BCCI. this may effectively bar this office bearers of the BCCI from holding any posts either within the BCCI or any state board, for the following three years.

Before his appointment to the BCCI, Ganguly had served as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) since 2014, while Jay Shah was an office bearer in Gujarat Cricket Association since 2013. At present, their tenure is technically under "extension" since the Supreme Court had not heard the plea for amendment of the principles or given any orders regarding their removal from office.