The Supreme Court has allowed Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly to continue in their respective posts in the BCCI. The Supreme Court of India has given approval to the BCCI to amend the Constitution. After which Shah and Ganguly will now remain in their post for 6 years.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to extend their tenure. Now after this decision, one can remain in the post for two terms i.e. 6 years in any post in BCCI.
This is called the ‘cooling off period’ in the constitution of the board. Under this process, one could only hold the post of BCCI for 3 years.
Now people are criticizing this decision of the Supreme Court politically. Actually BCCI Secretary Jay Shah is the son of BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah.
Shah was made the secretary of BCCI three years ago. Even at that time, people had criticized a lot and said that Jay Shah was made the secretary of BCCI because he is the son of Amit Shah.
Prior to this BCCI constitution amendment decision by the Supreme Court, it was recommended by the Lodha Committee in 2018 regarding the cooling off period.
According to which one could hold a post in the State Board for three years and then the BCCI Board for three years.
Now after the new decision of the Supreme Court, any office bearer can hold any post in the state for three years and 6 years in the board.