On Sunday, 30 November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) less by Sourav Ganguly decided to seek approval of the Supreme Court regarding tenure cap issue. According to the current constitution, an office-bearer has to go into a compulsory three year cool off after he has worked two three-year terms either at BCCI or at the state association. At the Board's 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the idea was proposed that the cooling-off should only kick in after the bearer has served two terms, which is six years. The proposal has been accepted by the Board, but it needs the approval of the Supreme Court to be applicable. If the proposal is accepted, then Sourav Ganguly, who is supposed to vacate his position next year, will get an extended-term till 2024. Along with this, the Secretary, Jay Shah, whose tenure ends in less than a year, will also get an extended-term. The Board also appointed Jay Shah as the representative who will attend the meetings of the International Cricket Council's chief executives' committee. The Board also decided to delay the appointment of the Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC). The CAC has been entangled in many controversies like a conflict of interest, which has led to stepping down of many in the CAC, including Ganguly. The Board has also proposed that the AGM should be able to make amendments with a three fourth majority. The Board claimed it impractical to seek the approval of the Supreme Court for each amendment.
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