Will Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah enjoy an extended tenure as the BCCI president and secretary, or will they have to vacate their posts and enter the Lodha recommendations-mandated cooling period? A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and including L Nageswara Rao will resume hearing in the ‘BCCI vs Cricket Association of Bihar’ case in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (July 22).
On April 21, the BCCI had filed a petition in the apex court seeking an extension to the tenures of Shah and Ganguly till 2025. Ganguly, a former India captain, and Jay Shah, the son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, took over in October 2019 but both were looking at a short-term stint given the cooling-off period mandated by the Lodha reforms.
Earlier this month, a controversy erupted when the Comptroller & Auditor General’s (CAG) nominee in the BCCI, Alkani Rehani Bhardwaj, objected to Shah attending a BCCI Apex Council meeting on July 17 as his tenure was over. Soon, it emerged that CAG had asked the SC to relieve its nominee from the Apex Committee. Shah, however, attended the meeting after taking legal opinion.