The Supreme Court will hear the matter of the Bihar Cricket Association versus the Board of Control for Cricket tomorrow (Wednesday).
The matter has been listed before the two-judge bench of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Hon’ble Justice L Nageswara Rao.
A few applications have been pending in front of the Supreme Court and they would be heard, a BCCI functionary has told news agency IANS.
There is, however, no clarity on whether the matter related to the extension of the terms of the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay will also be taken up. Jay Shah’s present term as the BCCI secretary has ended last month, while Ganguly under the present BCCI constitution is eligible to serve the board as the president only till Sunday, July 27.
The BCCI lawyers are expected to make a mention for urgent hearing on the matter and seek an interim relief.
The BCCI has moved an application to seek the Supreme Court nod for allowing full three-year terms to both the office bearers. The matter has not been listed so far.
The newly-registered BCCI constitution deems it necessary for the board to approach the Apex Court for any amendment.
A functionary has reportedly said that the Apex Court is seized of matters of great national importance at all times and it is understandable that a sport cannot be a priority.
In situations where an amendment is required to be carried out on account of exigencies or challenges, it becomes difficult for the organisation and the game may lose out.
It becomes necessary to have a simplification of the process to be followed for amendments since that allows the constitution to be a dynamic document which is the case for all top sporting bodies in the world.