The BCCI filed a case with the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking that the BCCI’s constitution be changed to prolong the tenure of its office bearers, including President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah. The BCCI’s senior lawyer, Harish Salve, requested that the matter be postponed, and a bench made up of Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justices Krishna Murari, and Hima Kohli agreed. The Bihar Cricket Association’s counsel claims that, technically, officials continue to keep their posts after their terms have ended.

“Tomorrow! One day, nothing will ever occur! The judges questioned why there was such haste.

A BJP leader named Subramanian Swamy appeared in the case as well and attempted to incriminate himself. The panel has already decided to take BCCI’s request for an urgent hearing under consideration. The cricket organization wants to amend the constitution to allow for longer terms for officeholders. Senior counsel for the BCCI, PS Patwalia, claimed that the court had given them two years to address the matter after receiving their two-year-old application.” After Covid, however, it was forbidden to bring up the problem. He had asked that this matter be scheduled for an urgent hearing since constitutional changes had been planned for the last two years.

Patwalia claims that a prior ruling by the court mandates that any revisions to the constitution must first have judicial approval. The top court has already endorsed the committee led by Justice RM Lodha’s recommendations for BCCI reform. The proposals indicate that when a position at the state cricket association or the BCCI level ends, there should be a three-year cooling-off period for the office bearers of the BCCI following a term of six years.