The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the amendment in the constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the matter will be heard after two weeks.
While hearing the case, a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao has agreed to hear the BCCI’s plea for amendment of its constitution.
India’s Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the BCCI, while Kapil Sibal submitted an application to release funds for the state associations on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and Harish Salve on behalf of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
The BCCI proposed to amend the constitution in its first annual general meeting on 21 April last. The amendment also included a change in the tenure of the post of BCCI President and Secretary.
According to the Lodha Committee, no person can remain in office without completing a cooling period of three years after completing two consecutive terms. Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI President ends at the end of this month and as per rules, he cannot continue in the post any further.
Shah’s term as secretary has ended but he remains in office.