Supreme Court Approves New BCCI Constitution, Relaxes 'One State, One Vote' Policy

| August 9 , 2018 , 13:23 IST

To reform Cricket Administration in the country the Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the key recommendations made by Justice Lodha panel with certain modifications.

The modification led to a big relief to the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) as apex Court has diluted the key recommendation of 'One State, One Vote' policy and altered the 'cooling off period' policy for the office bearers mentioned in the draft prepared by the Justice Lodha panel.

Instead of having a full membership right on a rotational basis there should be three prominent associations each in Maharashtra and Gujarat to be considered as full membership individually, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra ruled out.

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Now Gujarat will have Gujarat Cricket Association, Saurashtra Cricket Association and Baroda Cricket Association as individual members while Maharashtra will have Maharashtra Cricket Association, Mumbai Cricket Association and Vidarbha Cricket Association as full members.

It will enable them of getting the voting rights and the right to participate in the AGM (Annual General Meeting)

The Supreme Court also ordered of having full membership to Railways, Services and Association of Universities.

The Supreme Court modified the recommendation for the cooling off period of the BCCI office bearers that will enable them to serve two consecutive terms instead of a three-year cooling off period after every term.