The Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way in which for its president Ganguly and secretary Shah to proceed in workplace with out having to serve the necessary cooling-off interval.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli stated that an workplace bearer can have a steady tenure of 12 years which incorporates six years in State Association and 6 years in BCCI earlier than the cooling-off interval of three years triggers.
While the lifting of the cooling-off interval will permit the office-bearers to proceed, there’s a robust buzz in BCCI circles that there could possibly be an election within the offing.
“In the BCCI, things can change on the floor of AGM. Till nomination papers are filed and scrutiny is done, you never know. It is too early to say what will happen post AGM. Yes, the current office bearers have got the mandate and everyone knew Lodha recommendations were flawed,” a senior BCCI official aware of the developments instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
So, will the workplace bearers be the identical or will there be change submit AGM?
While each Ganguly and Shah refused to supply any feedback on the SC verdict, these monitoring the developments stated some modifications in hierarchy cannot be dominated out, however by which kind or form is not clear.
Some of the questions which are doing the rounds embody: Will we see Ganguly proceed within the BCCI as its president? Or can we see him within the ICC? Will Jay Shah be elevated by the members of the BCCI as president? Or will the choice makers permit a promotion for Congressman Rajeev Shukla (MPs who will not be ministers are allowed)?
These are a number of the questions that might be answered sooner or later of time. The solutions can even dictate Srinivasan’s destiny.
It was Srinivasan, the powerful as nails negotiator, who had made India powerhouse on the ICC Board Meetings throughout his tenure as chairman. The idea of ‘Big Three’ (India, Australia, England) getting the chunk of ICC income was mooted by Srinivasan nevertheless it did not truly take form after he left workplace.
The Lodha suggestions did finish his hopes of returning to world limelight however the Supreme Court green-lighting the modification of age-cap and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s argument in entrance of the bench the place he spoke about how these “old people” have extra networking and negotiation powers has raised his hopes.
The ICC may have a brand new chairman in November, offered present incumbent, New Zealander Gregor Barclay refuses extension which he’s entitled to.
It is not any secret that BCCI president Ganguly might have been a powerful contender for the ICC high job earlier than the rule change. An individual submitting nomination for chairmanship now must be both an ex-chairman/president or attend at the least one ICC Board Meeting.
Apart from Ganguly, these from India who certified for the ICC high job earlier than the lifting of age-cap had been Shashank Manohar (one time period left) and sports activities minister Anurag Thakur. After the lifting of age-cap, decks are theoretically cleared for Srinivasan and NCP boss Sharad Pawar.
But, Pawar has no probability as of now and neither at this age will he be aspiring to once more go to ICC headquarters in Dubai.
Hence, Srinivasan’s title is doing the rounds.
But, what might be secretary Shah’s remaining name on Srinivasan’s elevation? Or, are there extra surprises in retailer?
“Why do you forget that Brijesh Patel within the next couple of months will end his IPL chairmanship tenure as he is turning 70? Brijesh is a very able administrator. Also, while SC has allowed 70-plus people to represent India at ICC Meetings, where is it written that it has to be above 70? What if BCCI decides on Ganguly? Let’s wait and watch,” the supply stated.