The Supreme Court today decided the fate of Ganguly and Joy Shah
Meanwhile, it was time for Ganguly to go for a cooling-off period with Board Secretary Joy Shah. The fate of Sourav Ganguly and Joy Shah is to be decided after today’s hearing. However, the BCCI is likely to be in the process of retaining the post.
Sourav Ganguly and Joy Shah took over as BCCI president and secretary in October last year. Earlier, Ganguly worked for the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Joy for the Gujarat Cricket Association for more than five years.
Even before former India captain Sourav Ganguly took over as BCCI president, it was learned that he would not be able to hold the post for long as recommended by the Lodha Committee. Basically, after working for 8 consecutive years in the administrative responsibility of the board, you have to go for a cooling period of three years.
As such, his term as BCCI president is set to end in July this year. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier filed an application through the Supreme Court. The hearing of that application is today.
They were aware of their tenure as soon as they got the responsibility of BCCI directly. With that in mind, at the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Board in December, with the consent of all the members, an application was made to the Supreme Court to change the rules and regulations.
The hearing will be held today (July 22) in the Supreme Court, comprising a bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobad and El Nageswar Rao. The controversial issue came to the fore better this year due to Joy Shah’s participation in the Apex Council meeting. BCCI Comptroller and Auditor General nominee Alkani Rehani objected when Joy Shah attended the meeting, which expired in May.