SC junks BCCI’s ‘one-state-one-vote’ policy

The Supreme Court today dumped the ‘one-state-one-vote’ policy for Maharashtra and Vidarbha in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It gave full membership to Mumbai Cricket Association, Vidarbha, Saurashtra, Universities and Railways.

It approved the draft constitution of BCCI prepared by the Lodha panel with some such modifications. The apex court also made changes in the cooling-off period of the BCCI officers. As per the amendments, the BCCI office bearers will be allowed to serve two consecutive terms, instead of one.

The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench, in its order granted four weeks’ time to register the new modified constitution of BCCI. It approved the draft constitution of BCCI with some modifications. It asked Registrar of Societies and Tamil Nadu to take on record in four weeks the approved constitution of BCCI.

The court also asked the state cricket associations to adopt the BCCI constitution within 30 days of the order and intimate the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA). It further warned state cricket associations that non-compliance to the order will invite actions.

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