The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will on Sunday hold its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) with enigmatic former captain Sourav Ganguly at the helm, seeking to dilute some key reforms mandated by the Supreme Court, constitute cricket committees like the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and appoint the Board’s representative at the ICC. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) was in control of the cricket body for 33 months before the new office-bearers, led by Ganguly, took charge last month.
Ganguly’s current nine-month stint will get an extension if the BCCI dilutes the specific reform on tenure-cap as mandated by the SC-appointed Lodha Committee.
In the agenda released for the AGM, the BCCI has proposed significant changes to the existing constitution. As per the current constitution, which is approved by the Supreme Court, an office-bearer who has served two three-year terms, either at the BCCI or at the state association, goes into a compulsory three-year cooling-off period.
The current dispensation wants that period to kick in only after the individual has finished two terms (six years), at the board and state association separately.
If passed with a three-fourth majority, it will effectively extend the tenure of Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah respectively.