SC to hear plea on BCCI constitution changes today

One-liner: The SC on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking to amend its constitution with regard to the tenure of its office-bearers, including President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.

Matter deferred: A bench deferred till today the matter until after senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the BCCI, sought adjournment.

Terms end technically: The counsel for the Bihar Cricket Association said that office-bearers are continuing in office after their terms have ended technically. 

Swamy seeks to implead: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also appeared in the matter seeking to implead himself. 

  • Earlier, the bench had agreed to list the plea of BCCI for an urgent hearing.

Cooling-off period: The constitution of the BCCI, which has been approved by the top court, stipulates a mandatory three-year cooling-off period for anyone who had served two consecutive terms of three years each in the state cricket association or in BCCI.

Bottom line: While Ganguly was an office-bearer in the Cricket Association of Bengal, Shah had served in the Gujarat Cricket Association. 

Source: PTI

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