The Sourav Ganguly-led, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday gave nod to the relaxation of the tenure of its officials. It was the occasion of the 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) where this decision was taken and as per the latest decision, Ganguly’s 9-month tenure might be extended.
The officials of the BCCI decided to eradicate the Supreme Court-authorized administrative reforms on the tenure cap of the BCCI’s office-bearers. However, it will, of course, require the approval of the apex court. Today, the AGM was held for the first time after Ganguly became the president of BCCI on October 23. Also, before Ganguly took the responsibility, the board was managed by the Committee of Administrators for nearly 3 years.
Post this major decision at the AGM, an official said that all the proposed amendments have been approved and will be sent to the Supreme Court for its approval. If approved, Ganguly may remain the Chief of BCCI till 2024. In a very less time period, Ganguly has well managed to arrange the matches like Day-Night Test in an approaching and effective way.
Till now, as per the BCCI guidelines, a member could only hold the top position in the board or association for not more than a period of 6 years. The member who has served two three-year terms, whether it is at the BCCI or at any state association, has to go under the mandatory three-year of the cooling-off period. This was the reason why Ganguly, who was earlier the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), could hold his post as BCCI president for nine months. If the Supreme Court now green-lights the decision of BCCI’s AGM then Ganguly’s tenure would be extended and Lodha Committee will be reformed.