BCCI approaches Supreme Court to extend the ‘cooling off period’ of Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah’s tenure

A big case related to Indian cricket has come to the fore. Actually, the tenure of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah is going to end in September. In such a situation, the board has approached the Supreme Court to extend the cooling off period (from the end of the term to the completion of the new process).

On behalf of the BCCI, an appeal has been made in the Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by the board in the court regarding the amendment of the rules at the earliest. On this appeal, Chief Justice NV Ramana has said that he sees whether the matter can be heard next week or not.

The board had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in 2019 itself. In this, the BCCI had appealed to amend the constitution related to the board. In this petition, the board had demanded to increase the cooling off period of the chairman, secretary and other officers. Along with this, there was also an appeal for changes in many other rules.

Ganguly and Jay Shah took charge in October 2019. Both have a tenure of three years. In such a situation, their term is ending in September 2022. That is why BCCI wants to hear the matter at the earliest, so that it can get time for further process. The further process has not been started by the board yet.

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