Diluting cooling-off: BCCI AGM proposes various constitutional amendments
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. (PTI Photo)
- BCCI will have its first AGM in three years under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership in Mumbai on December 1
- Among the points that the members would like to revisit are age-cap of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years
- Sourav Ganguly will have to demit office after nine months due to the mandatory ‘Cooling-Off’ period
The BCCI will have its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in three years under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership in Mumbai on December 1 where the new regime intends to amend some of the contentious issues in the constitution.
Among the points that the members would like to revisit are age-cap of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years after a period of six years along with curtailing powers of the executives including the Chief Executive Officer.
As the current rule stands, Sourav Ganguly, the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will have to demit office after nine months due to the mandatory Cooling-Off’ period.
We have received a circular from the BCCI that the AGM will be held on December 1 in Mumbai, an office-bearer of a prominent state unit had told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity.
"Obviously the old guard of BCCI wants to come back in power. Therefore all the principal points of Lodha Reforms will be reviewed. It is expected that the house will agree that BCCI should appeal to the Supreme Court for revocation of those clauses," said a member of the state association.
The new office bearers feel that the daily administration has been handed to the CEO and powers should be returned to the office bearers.
"The day-to-day management of the BCCI shall be conducted by the professionals in both cricketing and non-cricketing matters under direct supervision, direction and control of the respective office bearers," says the proposal.
However, BCCI will have to appeal to the Supreme Court for any amendment in the registered constitution as per Apex Court judgement on August 9, 2018.
(With inputs from Rahul Rawat)