THE BCCI faces a complete wipeout of its top hierarchy following Thursday’s Supreme Court approving a new constitution that incorporates most key recommendations of the Lodha committee. Although the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra relaxed the cooling-off clause for office-bearers serving more than one term, the current office-bearers of the BCCI — acting president C K Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry — will still be ineligible to contest in the next board elections.
The court also scrapped the one-state-one-vote policy and restored the voting power of all associations in Maharashtra and Gujarat, and government bodies Railways, Services and Universities.
The incumbent office-bearers have finished only one term of three years each in the BCCI, but they have completed nine years in office in their respective state associations. Although they relinquished their posts in the state bodies after the Supreme Court’s main judgment, they haven’t yet served a three-year cooling-off period.