The Supreme court of India allowed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to amend its constitution.
Now Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah can retain their posts of BCCI president and secretary respectively. Former Indian captain Ganguly and Jay Shah took over the post of BCCI president and Secretary in 2019 and now they are all set to extend their respective posts.
SC stated that the cooling-off period for office bearers will commence after two successive terms at either the BCCI or at the state association level. Thus, the office bearers can now have a maximum of 12 years at a stretch.
This means that Shah & Ganguly can have two three-year terms at the state association level and two three-year terms at the BCCI following which the cooling-off period will be applicable to them.
According to the reports of Indian express, Jay Shah is in the race to become the new president of BCCI replacing Sourav Ganguly. Shah has the support of 15 state associations who back him after Shah successfully oraganized IPL amidst Covid-19.
While Sourav Ganguly may compete for the ICC chairman post. Shashank Manohar, N Srinivasan, Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar were the Indians who have remained ICC chairmen and if Ganguly wins the competition then he would become the fifth Indian to hold this post.