The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the issue of amendment in the constitution of BCCI. SG Tushar Mehta has appeared on behalf of BCCI in this matter. During the hearing, SG Tushar told the court about the cooling off period in the BCCI constitution. He said, there is a cooling off period of 3 years after only 2 terms while the total tenure is 9 years. The associations have fixed 70-year age limit and 9-year tenure limit.
To this, Justice Chandrachud said, why do you want people of 75 years there? SG Tushar Mehta said that my point is that it is for the ICC to decide on the basis of age, which country should have what standard or criterion. How much he gets from ICC, it is up to him. Justice Chandrachud asked that if someone has completed two terms in the Maharashtra Cricket Association, then he cannot contest the election of the President of BCCI? SG Mehta said that according to the existing rules, this will happen.
Amicus curiae Maninder Singh said that he would have to sit outside irrespective of having administrative or field experience. SG Mehta said that even if he is building a stadium or a sports complex project, he will not have the right to continue in the post till completion. He will have to leave the post midway on completion of the term.