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Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah set to continue leading BCCI post Dec 9 as Supreme Court hearing delayed

Written by Abhishek Patil

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Preisdent Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah could see themselves hold onto their current positions following the new development about the Supreme Court deciding to hear only those cases which can be resolved in the High Court. Earlier, various reports had emerged that fate of the do was to be decided on December 9 by the Supreme Court.

Back in July, it was reported that, BCCI had made a plea about allowing the cricketing body to modify its constitution. The modification is intended to enable Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to remain in their positions as BCCI President and Secretary respectively instead of going on a mandatory cooling-off period.

Cricket Age understand that Amicus Curiae and senior advocate PS Narasimha indicated that more than one case will be heard before the verdict is delivered. Narasimha said that a part of the hearing will end on December 9 and a final hearing will be held shortly thereafter. He added that on December 9, the issues to be resolved by the High Courts will be heard, which is about the inter-state dispute of the state cricket associations.

It will not be more than the formation of the states, it will be about it, as some members are not being given permission while others are being expelled from the (unions). He further added that out of the cases filed in the BCCI reforms and which can be decided by the High Courts, only a few cases will be heard on December 9.

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