BCCI has got a big relief from the Supreme Court. After the relief from the Supreme Court, Sourav Ganguly can remain the President of BCCI for the next three years. Apart from this, Jai Shah is also set to remain the BCCI secretary for the next three years. Actually, the Supreme Court has allowed BCCI to make amendments in the constitution of the board.
The Supreme Court said that the term of office bearers can be of 12 consecutive years. This includes 6 years in the state association and 6 years in the BCCI. The Supreme Court said that office-bearers can hold the same post in the BCCI for two consecutive terms of three years. Similarly, the State Cricket Association can continue for two consecutive terms of three years. After that a break of three years (cool off period) will have to be taken. After this relief from the Supreme Court, Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah can continue in their respective positions in the BCCI for the next 3 years.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for BCCI, argued before the bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli, 'There is a provision of cooling off period in the present constitution. If I am an office-bearer of the State Cricket Association for one term and BCCI for the second consecutive term, I will have to undergo a cooling-off period. Both the bodies are different and their rules are also different and two consecutive terms of the office bearer are too short to prepare the leadership at the grassroots level.