BCCI moves to loosen up residency change, Jay Shah to speak to Board at ICC CEC

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday decided to look for the Supreme Court’s endorsement to water down administrative reforms on tenure cap for its office-bearers and named secretary Jay Shah as its delegate for the ICC chief executives’ committee meeting.

The choices to look for apex court’s endorsement for dilution of tenure cap, which is planned to clear the path for a stint for Ganguly and select Shah for the ICC meet, were taken at the Board’s 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.

A high ranking representative told PTI that “All the proposed amendments have been approved and will be forwarded to the Supreme Court (for its endorsement)”.
According to the current constitution, an office-bearer who has served 2 to 3 years terms, either at the BCCI or at the state association goes into an obligatory 3 year cooling off period. BCCI president have took charge on October 23, was to vacate office within this year from now however a dilution could see him continue till 2024.

The present dispensation wants the cooling off period to kick in simply after the individual has completed 2 terms that was 6 years, at the board and state association separately. The action, if approved, will also pave the way Shah to get an additional time as left in his present tenure is also less than one year.
Zishan Shah was named India’s representative to go to future meetings of the International Cricket Council’s CEOs board of trustees. The Board of Control for Cricket in India CEO Rahul Johri was the Board’s represent the meeting when its management was being handled by the Supreme Court-appointment Committee of Administrators (CoA).

In any case, with an undeniable Board in office now, the role has gone back to the Secretary’s position. Top officials said “Whenever the meeting takes place, Jay will go”. But, the Board has not yet chosen its representative for the ICC Board meeting and also the BCCI chose to defer the appointment of the Cricket Advisory Committee. Official said,” It will be done after the December 3 hearing in the Supreme Court”.
After Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly stepped down from the CAC attributable to the Conflict of Interest clause in the new constitution, Rangaswamy, Gaikwad and Kapil Dev selected the men’s team head coach.

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