SC Or­ders BCCI to Adopt Con­sti­tu­tion in Four Weeks

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The Supreme Court last fort­night or­dered that the fi­nal­ized con­sti­tu­tion be reg­is­tered in four weeks un­der the Tamil Nadu So­ci­eties Reg­is­tra­tion Act, 1976, and asked mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions to en­sure con­form­ity of their con­sti­tu­tions with the BCCI’s and reg­is­ter them in 30 days, clear­ing the way for elec­tions un­der the Com­mit­tee of Ad­min­is­tra­tors’ su­per­vi­sion. It junked Lodha com­mit­tee re­forms like the one state-one vote rule and re­lax­ing the cool­ing off pe­riod for of­fi­cials while fi­nal­iz­ing the board’s gov­er­nance code and in­creased num­ber of selec­tors from three to five.

The court rec­og­nized the va­lid­ity of BCCI’s tra­di­tional struc­ture and the crick­et­ing legacy of as­so­ci­a­tions like Vi­darbha and Mum­bai in Ma­ha­rash­tra and Bar­oda and Saurash­tra in Gu­jarat and re­in­stated these en­ti­ties as full mem­bers of the board with vot­ing rights. The one state-one vote rule had ex­tin­guished their rep­re­sen­ta­tion while giv­ing vot­ing rights to states with fee­ble crick­et­ing pres­ence, rais­ing fears of proxy or dummy vot­ing.

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