New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) led by Sourav Ganguly in its 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) has decided to dilute the reform related to tenure cap for office-bearers. The decision has now cleared the path for newly elected President Ganguly to have a longer stint as BCCI president than just 10 months. However, the amendment needs to be approved by the Supreme Court to come into effect.

"All the proposed amendments have been approved and will be forwarded to the Supreme Court," a top official told PTI.

As per the present BCCI constitution, an office-bearer who has held office for two three-year terms, either in BCCI or state association, needs to go for a compulsory three-year break before holding a position within the board. But, a dilution could see him continue till 2024.

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To inform, Ganguly worked as a Secretary at the Cricket Association of Bengal for the last five years before becoming BCCI President on October 23. As a result, he had to vacate his office next year in July as per the current constitution.

Once the Supreme Court agrees to the nod, Ganguly can have a longer-term as BCCI President. As per BCCI's constitution, rules and regulations can be amended by a 3/4 majority of the members present at the AGM once the top court rules in favour of the proposed amendment.

If approved, the move will also clear the way for BCCI Secretary Jay Shah to get an extension as time left in his current tenure is less than a year. In his early 30s, Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will replace BCCI CEO Rahul Johri as the Board representative.

The next meeting by the cricket board will take place after the December 3 (Tuesday) hearing by the Supreme Court.

Posted By: James Kuanal