The Supreme Court Approves the constitutional amendment related to change in the cooling-off period of the BCCI
The honorable Supreme Court of India approves the constitutional amendment to BCCI. The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the change in the cooling-off period of the BCCI. After this decision, now an office-bearer will remain in the state body for more than three years.
In BCCI for two consecutive terms i.e. for 6 years. Current President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah can get the maximum benefit from this. His decision can be called a big decision for both big names in BCCI.
Now the tenure of the State Body and the Board will not be considered together
The Supreme Court in its decision said the tenure of the SCA and BCCI will not be considered together. Hence, after working for six years in state cricket, an officer can also work in BCCI for six years. After the completion of six consecutive years in BCCI, no one can hold office for three years.
The cooling-off period
The Lodha Committee had recommended 2018 regarding the cooling-off period. Later they were implemented from then on. According to this, if an office-bearer has previously held office in the state body for three years or more, then he can only hold office for three more years on the board.
After the approval of the Supreme Court, now any office bearer can hold any position in the state for three years and for 6 years on the board.
What was the objection of BCCI?
In 2019, the BCCI filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking permission to do away with the three-year cooling-off period. In this case, the BCCI says that the cooling-off period should come after a member holds office for six consecutive years at the same place and not the State Federation or BCCI or both.